February 04, 2015
Marsala: Warm Up Your Wardrobe
[caption id="attachment_15284" align="alignright" width="350"] Zero G - West Hampton[/caption] The color of the year for 2015 has arrived and it is Marsala. According to the Pantone Color Institute, Marsala is a naturally robust [caption id="attachment_15298" align="alignright" width="340"] Zero G - Chelsea[/caption] and earthy wine red color that enriches our minds, bodies and souls. Those are pretty powerful words for a color, but when I thought about it for a while I realized that colors do make a powerful statement. Our minds think in color. To prove this you can try an experiment with me right now. Try not to think of the color blue. [caption id="attachment_15288" align="alignright" width="368"] Leisure Society - Colonsay[/caption] It is impossible not to think of the color blue when you read it right? Our minds seem to be hardwired to think in pictures and color. So it makes sense that we use color to express an attitude, or that we use color as an outward sign to enhance some aspect of our personality. “Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. [caption id="attachment_9491" align="alignright" width="343"] TOKI - 8499 by Masunaga Optical[/caption] Eiseman further elaborated on the color saying, “Nurturing and fulfilling, Marsala is a natural fit for the kitchen and dining room – making it ideal for tabletop, small appliances and linens throughout the home.” Since Marsala is a rich and earthy wine tone that makes for a strong accent to many other colors, I think it is an ideal color to include in one's eyewear collection as both a sunglass and an optical frame. Over my fifteen years in fitting eyewear on my clients I have seen how flattering marsala colored eyewear can be against many skin tones. It is a good thing that designers have taken note of this great color and have begun creating more of it for 2015.