Pantone's Color of the Year Is Marsala, and It Has Some Critics Throwing Shade

'A naturally robust and earthy wine red'

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Designers always eagerly await Pantone's December announcement of its Color of the Year, predicting which hue will be ubiquitous in the year ahead. The 2015 Color of the Year, unveiled Thursday, is Marsala—a deep reddish brown. And it has some critics seeing more red than brown.

"It's a color that makes you want to go to Olive Garden or order Tampax in bulk," says New York Magazine's The Cut blog in perhaps the most scathing critique.

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