The name comes from Marsala, a Western coastal city in Sicily, Italy.

The wine, called Marsala – a fortified, earthy, robust and rich red wine which satisfies even the most sophisticated tastes.

According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director at Pantone Color Institute, “Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draw us in to its embracing warmth”.

Pantone 496 color match. Indian Hawthorn flower. It smells amazing! Like a combo of jasmine and rose. You’ll probably will see lots of flower color matches now that spring is here. Hope you don’t mind ;-)


Each season PANTONE® creates a Fashion Color Report outlining the key color trends. Here the top 10 colors for Fall 2015 come to life on the runway.

Top Row (L-R): Naomi Campbell wears Marsala on the Zac Posen runway. Desert Sage is spotted on the Costello Tagliapietra runway.

Second Row (L-R): Amethyst Orchid on the Tadashi Shoji runway. Stormy Weather makes an appearance on the Lela Rose runway.

Third Row (L-R): Oak Buff on the Zac Posen runway. Dried Herb on the 3.1 Phillip Lim runway.

Fourth Row (L-R): Reflecting Pond appears in the RAOUL collection. The J.Crew presentation featured Cadmium Orange.

Bottom Row (L-R): Cashmere Rose is seen on the Karen Walker runway. Biscay Bay on the Nicole Miller runway.

See more of the best of the runway.

Pantone Black 2 color match. Guinea Fowl feather. I went to Rohan Meadery & farm in La Grange, TX yesterday with my family to buy some honey wine. They have Guinea Fowls running around freely, doing their duty as chemical-free pest control.