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This article was published on December 25, 2014

    15 images inspired by Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year: Marsala

    15 images inspired by Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year: Marsala
    Sarah Maloy
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    Sarah Maloy

    Sarah is Shutterstock's social media manager. She previously oversaw social media at Billboard. Find her on Twitter at @smaloy and @shutters Sarah is Shutterstock's social media manager. She previously oversaw social media at Billboard. Find her on Twitter at @smaloy and @shutterstock.

    Sarah Maloy is Shutterstock’s content marketing manager. She’s also an entertainment writer, social media nerd, and chronic binge-watcher. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.


    Every December, Pantone announces its upcoming Color of the Year, and every year most designers can’t wait to start searching for images and creating lightboxes inspired by the new hue.

    This year’s color, Marsala, is a dusky burgundy that draws its name and its shade from the Marsala wines of Italy. Its deep, reddish tones are perfect for the cranberries, cackling fires, and cuddly sweaters of the upcoming winter season, and they’ll guide us all the way to autumn 2015, when leaves the color of Marsala begin to fall.

    Explore a few of our favorite Marsala images below, then click through to a Color of the Year lightbox to see 75 more.

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    Cherry cupcake by Ruth Black

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    Close-up of hands knitting by littleny

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    Colorful seamless pattern with grunge effect by gudinny

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    Swimming at sunset by AstroStar

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    Romantic vintage rose background by jannoon028

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    Colored pencils in a cup on wooden background by Masson

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    Longboarding down the street in summer by kaca kaca

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    Close-up of red chairs in an empty room by Diana Matei Zaharia

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    Tropical beach by Galyna Andrushko

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    Young boy walking in Old Bagan, Myanmar by szefei

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    Close-up of two snails by Nailia Schwarz

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    City skyline in Los Angeles, California by IM_photo

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    Pile of fresh apples by Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH

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    International Women’s Day, hand lettering in Russian by balabolka

    Discover 75 more Marsala-inspired images in our Color of the Year collection »