Inspiration

The Color of the Year for 2015

marsala

Since the year 2000, the experts at Pantone have been choosing a color of the year every year. Last year was Radiant Orchid (Sulky Color: #1032, Medium Purple).

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This year Pantone has picked Marsala and I for one, could not be more thrilled with this choice!

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I love this rich earthy color. I love the warm tone and sense of home it invokes in me.

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In Sulky threads, it matches several of our colors. For Rayon, it is color #1237 Deep Mauve, in Sulky Cotton Thread it is #1190 Medium Burgundy, in Sulky Metallic Thread it is color #7010 Dark Copper but in Sulky Sliver it is color #8011 Lt. Copper. It is also the predominant color in Sulky Blendables thread color # 4010 Caramel Apple. I have been playing with some of these threads and have been very inspired!

I used Sulky Metallic Thread in Dark Copper on this piece.
I used Sulky Metallic Thread in Dark Copper on this piece.
I love how the Sulky Rayon Thread in Deep Mauve looks on this bright pistachio colored fleece
I love how the Sulky Rayon Thread in Deep Mauve looks on this bright pistachio colored fleece
I was pleasantly surprised at how wonderfully the Sulky Rayon in Deep Mauve looks on this teal and brown paisley print
I am pleasantly surprised at how wonderfully the Sulky Rayon in Deep Mauve looks on this teal and brown paisley print
I am anxious to get started on this little Dachshund Quilt using several of the Sulky threads in the color of the year color palette.
I am anxious to get started on this little Dachshund Quilt using several of the Sulky threads in the color of the year color palette.

I haven’t always agreed with Pantone and the color that they have chosen for a certain year (A few years ago they picked a yellow that I did not like at all!) but this year, bravo! What do you think? Will you be using this color in your projects this year?

Happy Sewing!

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