Pantone Colour Of The Year For 2015: Marsala

From flowers and bridesmaid’s dresses, to cake and decorations, marsala – Pantone’s colour of the year 2015 makes the perfect addition to any wedding. Described as “naturally robust and earthy wine red”, this warm and passionate colour “enriches our minds, bodies and souls”.


Wedding Décor

Wedding Décor

We think marsala is a perfect colour for autumn and winter weddings, but you can use it to add vibrant details to spring and summer celebrations as well. It blends well with a wide range of shades from pale ivory and blush pink to different tones of grey, green and blue, and we love its ability to transform when paired with other hues.

It is a tasteful and elegant colour, which can easily fit into different design schemes and almost any wedding theme from vintage and rustic to classic or contemporary. You can make a statement by using it as one of the two basic colours for everything from chair and table covers to your tiered cake, or simply add finishing touches with flowers, ribbons, candle holders and wedding stationery in marsala.

While a mix of soft grey and marsala looks very stylish and contemporary, blending it with antique green could be a fantastic option for decorating a rustic-style interior. A combination of rustic gold and marsala is very luxurious and flamboyant as it evokes the decadence of bygone eras, while ballerina pink brings out the warmth of this Pantone ‘colour of the year’ and makes it very feminine and romantic.

If you want to stick to traditional wedding colour palettes, you can incorporate marsala into your floral arrangements and mix it with white or pink blooms and lush green leaves. It will liven up your bridal bouquet and its sophisticated earthy tone could be ideal for boutonnieres, corsages and even bridesmaid’s dresses.

Bridal Accessories & Make-up

Bridal accessories in marsala are a great way to add a pop of colour to your outfit, so consider using it for eye-catching details like big earrings, necklaces, a sash, head-pieces or even shoes. Marsala and yellow gold makes a fabulous combination for bridal jewellery, which will look amazing with a matching bridal bouquet. You can also pair this beautiful sensual shade with blush pink or “something blue” to liven up your classical white or ivory styling.

Marsala shade is very similar to burgundy, which is a classical wedding colour, but the delicate blend of wine red and earthy tones makes it more stylish and original and it can be the perfect choice for the stone in your engagement ring. Beauty brands around the world are already preparing to launch new collections inspired by this Pantone colour for 2015, so why not consider wearing lipstick, eye shadow or nail varnish in marsala as well!

Marsala Colour Pairings

Whether in a flat or textured material, or with a matte or gloss finish, this highly varietal shade combines dramatically with neutrals, including warmer taupes and grays. Because of its burnished undertones, sultry Marsala is highly compatible with amber, umber and golden yellows, greens in both turquoise and teal, and blues in the more vibrant range.


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