Warmth and seduction

ROBUSt and earthy, yet sophisticated and hearty—that’s how this year’s color is described. The color of the year 2015, as announced by color communication authority The Pantone Color Institute, is Marsala—a shade that strongly alludes to warm wine.

“Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in the Pantone website.


The color is said to embody “the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness.” The company’s careful color selection is a trend prediction of what will be the popular hue in designs and products for the year.


Pantone is known for having created a standard color matching system that is used by designers as reference. Marsala’s code is Pantone 18-1438.


The rich, contrasting, and eye-catching attributes of Marsala draws people toward the color without overwhelming them. “Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.”


In this story, we reflect on the color and its passion as young Davaoeno fashion designer Jun Artajo experiments on the natural flow of chiffon silk.


Text by Jesse Pizarro Boga

Dress by Jun Artajo

Photos by Paul Borromeo

Hair and makeup by Melody Tinoy

Model: Kathleen Aliño

Location: LeadFoto Studios,

105 Francisco Street,

Juna Subdivision,

8000 Davao City;


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