I'm sure if you read beauty or design blogs, you've been exposed to "Marsala," Pantone's choice for 2015 color of the year, already, but I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and pick some polishes for you to see which embody the shade a little bit.
Now I had a hard time, since I actually have a ton of selection for this type of color. Marsala is essentially a rich, warm-toned rosy brown, mauve-ish shade. I know many people aren't totally sold on this color, and while I find it not...thrilling, exactly, I do think it's versatile and flattering on most people. At any rate, I had to narrow it down to just five polishes, so that I could show them on one hand for you!
From thumb to pinkie: Butter London- Trifle, Nubar- Iris Dust, OPI- I Knead Sour-Dough, Essie- Island Hopping, China Glaze- Fifth Avenue
Now, looking at these photos in comparison to the Pantone swatch, maybe I was a little off?! I do think that the shimmer and lighting affects the color perception though, so in person these are a little more Marsala...y. I tried to pick a mix of finishes as well.
In photo order:
Butter London- Trifle
Nubar- Iris Dust
OPI- I Knead Sour-Dough
Essie- Island Hopping
China Glaze- Fifth Avenue
If you need more ideas, Zoya's Natural Deux transitional collection has a couple of cremes that come quite close, and I've done a comparison with Butter London- Trifle that has related hues. There is also this Mega Comparison of smokey purple taupes that does actually contain a few warmer shades (bottom of post) which approach "Marsala."
What do you think of Marsala and my picks?
Do you have a favorite Marsala-esque nail polish? I'd love to know!