Friday, 2 January 2015

Pantone: Colour of 2015


With the new year upon us we say a fond farewell to the vibrant Radiant Orchid and open our hearts to a warmer, softer hue; Marsala...

Masala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Masala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to it's embracing warmth

PANTONE 18-1438 Masala

This beautiful, rich, earthy tone make for a stunning contrast to the vibrancy of last years choice (Radiant Orchid).

I am now in my third year of Pantone exploration and I am loving it! It's not just about the make-up but about the exploration of colour; each year I develop a greater understanding of colour and gain more inspiration as an artist.

The PANTONE Colour of the Year has been running since 2000. In case you missed out on previous years choices, here they are...

2014 - Radiant Orchid (PANTONE 18-3224)
2013 - Emerald (PANTONE 17-5641)
2012 - Tangerine Tango (PANTONE 17-1463)
2011 - Honeysuckle (PANTONE 18-2120)
2010 - Turquoise (PANTONE 15-5519)
2009 - Mimosa (PANTONE 14-0848)
2008 - Blue Iris (PANTONE 18-3943)
2007 - Chili Pepper (PANTONE 19-1557)
2006 - Sand Dollar (PANTONE 13-1106)
2005 - Blue Turquoise (PANTONE 15-5217)
2004 - Tiger Lily (PANTONE 17-1456)
2003 - Aqua Sky (PANTONE 14-4811)
2002 - True Red (PANTONE 19-1664)
2001 - Fuchsia Rose (PANTONE 17-2031)
2000 - Cerulean (PANTONE 15-4020)


Find out more about Masala and the previous years winners on the PANTONE website (they have a very handy palette of colour pairings for those of you looking for revamp your interior design schemes or wardrobe in celebration of the new colour).

From a make-up perspective Masala is a flattering shade that would work for most skin tones and can be worked into almost any make-up - day or evening. The burnished undertones can be blended with earthy yellow or greens for a soft day make-up, whilst combining it with shimmering metallic golds makes for a beautiful twist on a smokey eye. For added zing wear with a turquoise or teal for truly eye popping colour. 

This year my Masala inspired product picks are...

Concrete Minerals Mineral Eyeshadow in Blood And Guts - $7.00 from Concrete Minerals

Alva Liquid Lipgloss in Indian Red - £9.95 from Alva Natural Skincare

Couleur Caramel Eyeshadow in Pearly Red Brown (#53) - £11.00 from Couleur Caramel

Green People Lip Crayon in Sangria - £12.95 from Green People

Sante Nail Polish in Red Magnolia - 310.95 from Love Lula (this appears brighter in the image than in reality)


What do you think of Masala as the colour of the year? Do any of these products catch your eye or do you have a few more suggestions? Would you wear it?



Main Image: PANTONE

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