One of the top questions I had after posting the themes for the January #naillinkup was “what is marsala”? Marsala is the Pantone Color of the year which was recently announced by the ultimate authority on color: Pantone.
According to Pantone:
Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness.The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors.
Though I don’t think this color would be in my top pick for beauty products – I’m starting to dig it. Looking in my collection for the perfect polish hue that represents masala, I turned to essie in stitches. Though not a perfect match, I think it’s quite close don’t you? I’ve seen some reviewers choosing a slightly darker burgundy but I’m going to stick with this.
I wanted to create some nail art and thought that a royal blue (I used Revlon wild card) and black (essie licorice) were the perfect complimentary shades to create a camouflage accent pattern to my manicure.
What’s your opinion on marsala? Do you love it or hate it? Either way, it’s here for a year so maybe we need to embrace it?
Until next time,