Every December, Pantone announces its upcoming Color of the Year, and every year we can’t wait to start searching for images and creating lightboxes inspired by the new hue.

This year’s color, Marsala, is a dusky burgundy that draws its name and its shade from the Marsala wines of Italy. Its deep, reddish tones are perfect for the cranberries, cackling fires, and cuddly sweaters of the upcoming winter season, and they’ll guide us all the way to autumn 2015, when leaves the color of Marsala begin to fall.

Explore a few of our favorite Marsala images below, then click through to our Color of the Year lightbox (curated using Shutterstock Palette) to see 75 more.

Cherry cupcake by Ruth Black
Cherry cupcake by Ruth Black
Close-up of hands knitting by littleny
Close-up of hands knitting by littleny
Colorful seamless pattern with grunge effect by gudinny
Colorful seamless pattern with grunge effect by gudinny
Swimming at sunset by AstroStar
Swimming at sunset by AstroStar
Romantic vintage rose background by jannoon028
Romantic vintage rose background by jannoon028
Colored pencils in a cup on wooden background by Masson
Colored pencils in a cup on wooden background by Masson
Longboarding down the street in summer by kaca kaca
Longboarding down the street in summer by kaca kaca
Close-up of red chairs in an empty room by Diana Matei Zaharia
Close-up of red chairs in an empty room by Diana Matei Zaharia
Tropical beach by Galyna Andrushko
Tropical beach by Galyna Andrushko
Young boy walking in Old Bagan, Myanmar by szefei
Young boy walking in Old Bagan, Myanmar by szefei
Close-up of two snails by Nailia Schwarz
Close-up of two snails by Nailia Schwarz
City skyline in Los Angeles, California by IM_photo
City skyline in Los Angeles, California by IM_photo
Pile of fresh apples by Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH
Pile of fresh apples by Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH
International Women's Day, hand lettering in Russian by balabolka
International Women’s Day, hand lettering in Russian by balabolka

Discover 75 more Marsala-inspired images in our Color of the Year collection »

Top image: Retro vintage car by LehaKoK