Pantone has announced the color of the year for 2015 to be Marsala. Here’s what Pantone has to say about this year’s earthy wine colored choice:
Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.
If you’re in the mood to capture this color trend with your fountain pen and ink, here are our top choices:
The light-weight aluminum Al-Star fountain pen comes in this fantastic purple color!
Fancy up your handwriting by using this burgundy metal Falcon fountain pen with a semiflex nib. The Platinum 3776 Century Fountain Pen in Bourgogne and the Kaweco Classic Sport Fountain Pen in Bordeaux also come in shades of Marsala.
This classic burgundy color of ink would look great in any fountain pen! If you’re going to use it in your purple LAMY Al-Star, remember to get the LAMY Z24 Ink Converter so you can use bottled ink.
Black Swan in English Roses is specifically made by Noodler’s Ink for flex nib fountain pens, so it would be a great choice for your Falcon semiflex nib fountain pen.
If you’d rather use ink cartridges instead of bottled ink, Monteverde makes a burgundy ink cartridge for LAMY fountain pens including the Al-Star. We’ve discovered that these ink cartridges also fit pens that use standard international ink cartridges if you use the other end of the cartridge.
Okay, so this isn’t a pen or ink, but won’t your letters look great when they are sealed with matching burgundy J. Herbin Sealing Wax?
If you’d rather have an ink that contrasts nicely with a Marsala colored fountain pen, Pantone suggests an amber color such as J. Herbin’s Ambre de Birmanie ink.
Also suggested by Pantone as colors to complement Marsala are “greens in both turquoise and teal, and blues in the more vibrant range.” We like the French green color of Vert Reseda.
What do you think of Marsala as the Pantone color of the year for 2015? Are there any pens and ink in shades of Marsala that you’d like to recommend?by