Today, Pantone announced that their official colour of 2015 is marsala. Say what? This hue is a brownish red that evokes the richness of the Italian wine it’s named for – and we’re predicting marsala is going to be the shade for weddings next year as well! The past two years, Pantone chose jewel tones for their colour of the year – a rich fuchsia called Radiant Orchid was their 2014 pick and in 2013 brilliant emerald topped the list. We love that marsala has a sophisticated earthiness, which pairs well with a variety of metallic colours, like gold, rose gold and copper (which, by the way, is having a moment of its own right now). Here’s how you can incorporate marsala into your wedding, Knotties!
Images, clockwise from left: Larissa Cleveland Photography, Jeff Tissman Photography, Cyn Kain Photography, Hot Metal Studio, Todd White Photography, Jade and Matthew Take Pictures, Abby Jiu Photography
1. Marsala Lipstick
2. Marsala Bridesmaid Dresses
3. Classic Marsala and Gold Wedding Invitation
4. Marsala Earrings
5. Marsala and Gold Personalized Cocktail Napkins
6. Marsala and Ivory Wedding Lounge Space
7. Rustic Marsala Mason Jar
8. A Marsala and Gold Cascade Wedding Cake
9. Marsala and Orange Wedding Ceremony Flowers
10. Marsala Votive Candle Holder
11. Marsala Flower Girl Flower Crown and Belt
12. A Peony and Succulent Marsala Bridal Bouquet
If you’re planning an autumn or winter wedding, this shade would be just perfect for your wedding colour! Saying “I do” in summer? Marsala is also a super versatile wedding colour when paired with complementary colours or neutrals. Marsala, blush and ivory is a classic and pretty palette for any season – or alternatively, pair the colur of the year with bright corals and oranges for a summery vibe. When it comes to wedding flowers, peonies and dahlias grow naturally in this dark red hue, and these big-headed blooms evoke an oh-so romantic quality. We especially love them layered with eucalyptus leaves.
What do you think of the colour of the year, Knotties?
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by Simone Hill