How to Use Pantone’s Marsala in Your Wedding

Marsala is a sort-of throw back from the 80’s and was introduced this year as Pantone’s Color of the Year. If you aren’t from this planet or haven’t heard that Marsala is Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year then pay attention. Marsala, a wine color, will be seen throughout the event and wedding industry this year in the form of invitations, bridesmaid dresses, tablecloths, napkins, flowers and shoes.

If burgundy is not your color, don’t worry, Marsala has received some scathing reviews and many have reported on the topic including, Pop Sugar, and The Atlantic.  However, Pantone stands behind their choice calling it “sensual, bold and delicious.” The Pantone Color Institute, goes on to say, “this robust shade incorporates the warmth and richness of a tastefully fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots point to a sophisticated, natural earthiness.”

Despite the critics, if done well, Marsala is a tasteful and timeless color that can be incorporated into the right color palette. The palettes below shows a trendy gold metallic, soft pinks like rose and blush mixed with a deep Marsala.  Not only will this look will work in a rustic setting like a barn or even in an elegant ballroom, but the color easily folds into any season, with the right color palette of course.

What do you think? Love it or hate it?

Photo 1: Wedding Chicks Photo 2: Southern Weddings  Photo 3:

Photo 1:  Brit + Co (lots of more Marsala ideas too!) Photo 2:  Blissfully Wed Photo 3:

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