Marsala, Marsala, Let Down Your Hair

When I think about the word, “Marsala,” images of wine and chicken and veal come to mind. If you have never tried Veal Marsala, or Chicken Marsala, look up a few recipes on Google and tempt your palette. I am not much of a wine drinker at all, but I have no qualms with cooking with it, as the alcohol reduces away, and it sure smells wonderful while it cooks.

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But I am not all about recipes today on the blog. Look back at the pictures and note the deep reds you can see. That is known as the color, Marsala, and it is the “color of the year,” as touted by Pantone. ( See my previous blog). Pantone is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.

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PANTONE’S FALL 2015 COLORS

Just this month Pantone introduced the Fall colors for 2015 and like I have done in previous blogs, I wanted to share the color combinations and selections with you. I find it is always nice to at least “know” what colors I am going to see cropping up in fashion, decor. weddings, jewelry, nail polish and the like.

Here it is; what do you think?

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HERE COMES THE BRIDE

I think that the wedding world was onto Pantone’s fall color combinations way before we were.

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IN THE HOME

“For most consumers today, color and style coordination in home interiors is a consistent goal, but the old rigid color rules have been replaced by more creative guidelines and options. Lifestyle patterns and tastes are consistently evolving and so are the resulting forecasts that are spawning new harmonies in both color and design.” You can add a touch of a new color, such as a pillow cover, or you can paint an accent wall. I love the teal chairs pictured here:

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The design pictured below is a little too much for my personal taste, but you can easily see all the many color combinations of Fall, 2015.

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HOW ABOUT JUST A LITTLE CHANGE?

For those of you who are not into such large changes, how about nail polish? I bet we will be seeing these fall colors cropping up in nails very soon. And lipstick…don’t forget lipstick in colors you may or may not have tried. Go ahead, you can do it!

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LOOK IN YOUR CLOSET

There are so many ways to pair Marsala with colors you likely have in your closet.

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Wow! I have given myself a lot to think about today. What changes can you handle? All, none or a smattering? I bet if you look around your home, you will see new ways to incorporate these earthy, colors into your lifestyle.

Here’s to Marsala! Let down your hair, make a change or two and have an absolutely awesome week, everyone.

Living the Dream,

Lynne

http://www.pantone.com/downloads/support/FCR/PANTONE-Fashion-Color-Report-Fall-2015.pdf

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