Marsala Pantone Color of the Year 2015

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Pantone recently released the 2015 color of the year: Marsala, a deep red wine and burgundy-esque color.  While there are always mixed reviews when the color of the year is announced, eyewear has been embracing the dark burgundy trend on the runways all year for good reason.  Yesterday's candy colored plastics are quickly fading into memory in exchange for a darker and more sophisticated eyewear color palate.  Marsala keeps the trend of embracing color in play (I loathe a day where all glasses are black or brown or metal), but with a much more subdued effect than the bright neons we've been seeing in eyewear the past few years.  This color mixes perfectly with the metal accents and amber tinted lenses we've seen from many designers as the retro looks from the 70s have returned to fashion (round eyewear is everywhere!).

Pantone Color of the Year advertisement (featuring eyewear!) via
Looking to embrace the trend?  Go all out in deep red frames or you can even pair a metal or thin rimmed plastic frame with a burgundy hued tinted lens.  Here's a look at some of the best glasses options embracing the Marsala color trend for 2015:

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