Marsala – Pantone’s Color of the Year 2015!

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Last week, Pantone announced their Color of the Year for 2015, Marsala, and it’s a beaut!

marsala pantone color of the year 2015Marsala is a beautiful earthy red. I’m a little obsessed with it. I’ve heard it said that some think it’s too much of a specifically autumn color, but I disagree. I think it pairs well with aqua for a summer wedding, or shades of pink and purple for a spring wedding!

You can add Marsala to your wedding in many ways, and the Dessy Group offers a whole line of bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen accessories in the full spectrum of Pantone colors.  My bridesmaids wore dresses from the Pantone line, and our groomsmen wore matching pocket squares. Great colors and great quality!

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Dessy Collection Style 2862

Here’s my take on a Marsala, pink, purple and gold spring wedding, with (bonus!) Ryan Gosling, because I love you guys.


board by Renee Dalo of Moxie Bright Events, Los Angeles. Click through for image credits.

Meg Cameron of Begin Your Forever says, Marsala, the Pantone Color of the Year for 2015 is inspired by the wine, so of course a beautiful winery is the basis for my Marsala Inspired Event. The Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyard offers a perfect setting for this stunning affair. To lighten up the earthy autumn tone to be used for any season, the Marsala wine red can be paired with peach and pink tones, which compliment the color fabulously.”

board by Meg Cameron; for image sources click here

board by Meg Cameron; for image sources click here

This board is courtesy of Graciela Rosario of Graceful Event Planning in Boston, MA. Here is what she says about her classic take on Marsala: “It is a very warm and timeless color and will be ideal for any combination – whether it is to soften colors on a summer wedding or warm up a winter wedding!”

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board by Graciela Rosario from Graceful Event Planning

What do you think of Marsala? Will it be making an appearance in your wedding color scheme? Love it or Loathe it?

Let me hear you in the comments!


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