Pantone’s Color of the Year: Marsala

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Everyone who has to work with color keeps Pantone’s swatches handy to perfect their color formulas, but Pantone is also famous for predicting color trends and forecasting the color of the year. We enjoyed 2014’s Radiant Orchid, but we’re even more excited for 2015’s Marsala. The name comes from the Sicilian wine, and the rich, smokey red will make you crave warmth all year round. Jump ahead of the curve and get ready for these gorgeous marsala-inspired colors.

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Cosmetics brand Butter London has been delivering stunning products without harsh chemicals for years, and Tramp Stamp is the perfect year-round red. Available as Lippy or Nail Lacquer, Tramp Stamp is more muted than a bright classic cherry, so you can still accessorize at free will.

 

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Nothing smells quite as cosy as cinnamon and clove buds, and this candle from White Barn Home at Bath and Body Works delivers a comforting scent and will decorate your home with a rich marsala-colored wax that looks great on any coffee table. It’s also available in an adorable holiday jar (which is on sale!).

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No matter what you wear, it’s always important to have a handy hair tie just in case, and these No Crease Hair Ties make it stylish to have an emergency elastic on standby. Plus, with this set, you’ll have all of the Pantone colors of 2015, not just marsala! If you’re a gym junkie, these ties are also available as headbands.

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Protecting your phone doesn’t have to be clunky, and this adorable iPhone 6 case has a clear window for confetti stars to shake around in like a magic wand. The red and white background beads bring out the gold glittering stars to make your phone really sparkle.

Source: © 2013 The CW Network, LLC.

Source: © 2013 The CW Network, LLC.

The CW is known for excellent fashion (The Carrie Diaries, Gossip Girl), and The Vampire Diaries has been on top of their game. The touch of red in Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) hair brings a little marsala into every outfit. Check out Vampire’s Kiss by Manic Panic for a non-permenent commitment to giving your hair more pop.

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This eye-catching M. Haskell statement necklace is full of rich wine colors like champagne, merlot, and marsala. Pair it with an elegant evening gown on special occasions, or a blazer and cuffed jeans for the office. And don’t worry about breaking the bank — these gems are all rhinestones.

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW.

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