Sorry, Radiant Orchid, it looks like your reign as color queen has come to an end. Pantone has crowned a new color of the year for 2015 and its name is Marsala. Similar to the wine of the same name, picture this shade as something like burgundy, but with a browner tone. Every year Pantone, the leading company in all things color, releases a shade they expect to hit big in the coming year. Judging by last year鈥檚 choice, we鈥檙e guessing you better prepare yourselves for a Marsala color storm headed your way.

With a 鈥70s revival making its way into retail, this vintage-inspired shade will fit right in. When asked about selecting brown as the color of the year Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute told the Wall Street Journal, 鈥淚t has an organic and a sophisticated air.鈥 The shade is a rich alternative to black and could be used liberally as a new sort of neutral color.

We鈥檙e guessing you鈥檒l see Marsala鈥檚 popularity rise dramatically in the coming months, but it鈥檚 also already popping up through the fashion and design industry. Here鈥檚 a sneak peak at what we鈥檝e seen of the color thus far:

To take a gander at the full list of Pantone鈥檚 2015 Spring/Summer color report, and a behind-the-scenes look at how who and what influenced it pop on over to Pantone鈥檚 site.

What鈥檚 your take on this brownish shade? Would you wear it? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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