Pantone’s Color of the Year – Marsala

Every year, Pantone chooses one color to be their IT color. This year, it’s Marsala!

marsala color of the year

This endlessly versatile color can serve a variety of purposes in your wardrobe. Wear it as a neutral or a pop of color to take any outfit from subtle to statement. So, how can you add this color into your wardrobe for the coming year? Here are a few fun ideas to get Marsala into your closet.

Make a statement with accessories

Marsala Accessories


BCBGeneration Women’s Zyla Dress Pump | Scarleton Squared Elegant Satchel | Fling Fashions Clutch and Jewelry Bundle

If you just want to test the waters with this color, accessories are a great place to start. Purses, shoes, and jewelry are perfect for adding a touch of color. A bold clutch or some killer shoes in this season’s hottest color instantly takes an outfit from classic to on-trend.

Make it a wardrobe staple

Marsala Clothes

LeggingsQueen Women’s Long Sleeve Basic Asymmetrical Tunic Dress | Ladies Dolman Style 3/4 Sleeve Hem Top | 82 Days Women’s Ponte Roma From Office Wear To Below Knee Pencil Skirt

Marsala pulls double duty in your closet. It’s tame enough to be a neutral, but has just enough color to make a statement. Just one item can add a subtle flair of style to any outfit for work, an evening out, or even just a casual look for running errands.

Get a little wild!

Marsala Trends

ToBeInStyle Women’s Skinny Fit Cotton Stretch Full Length Leggings | MIA Women’s Corklynn Fashion Sneaker | Xpril Women’s Varsity Jacket

Marsala is the color of the year, which means it’s definitely a trend. So why not pair it with some other trendy items? Colorful leggings, slip on sneakers, and varsity jackets are all having a moment right now, so they are perfect to try with this year’s IT color.

How will you be adding Marsala into your closet this year?


Cathy Benavides

Cathy is a native Austinite, and writes a plus size style blog called Austin Slave to Fashion. She is a blogger and the social media manager here at Fling Fashions and hoards lip gloss, owls, and fine point Sharpie markers.