Playing with Pantone’s Color of the Year: Marsala

Annually, Pantone declares a color “Color of the Year”. Twice a year the company hosts a secret meeting and after 2 days of debate, they choose a color for the new year. The result:  The color is published – and then inspiration for fashion designers, florists, and many others is created!palette

Recent colors have been 2013’s Emerald, 2012’s Tangerine Tango, and of course 2014’s amazing Radiant Orchid.  According to Pantone, 2015’s Marsala is a hue with vast versatility and a lot to offer!  

“Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”

  • Equally appealing to men and women, Marsala is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories, one that encourages color creativity and experimentation
  • Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great go-to color for beauty, providing enormous highlight for the cheek, and a captivating pop of color for nails, shadows lips and hair.
  • Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown brings color warmth 
  • An earthy shade with a bit of sophistication. A matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding a sheen conveys a different message of glamour and luxury.

Loving the work that went into this arch, cant you see your Key West wedding overlooking the water just like this?  Gorgeous…with just a touch of Marsala.600d90b4a78115b81c680e365ed7b078

Guests will be sure to gasp when they open these radiant invites!  The touch of gold foil makes an elegant pop!larger_image

-OR- they will love these beach-y themed cards for your Key West destination wedding!b462f5bfd3d03f853f3ca661547b83e6

In LOVE with this dot cake – so simple, yet exquisite (with a touch of cranberry-marsala blooms!)10ad6353a647c0628d260311ae78b151

We always recommend a signature cocktail or mocktail – add try this Cherrytini to enhance your theme!  Cheers!e66db50aeb64df391aef035f2b135047

Your girls will be thanking you for finding such a versatile bridesmaid dress (below) that can be worn at any cocktail party all year!pantone-marsala-wedding-bridesmaids

OR go haute couture with this amazing froc…(bow down to Blake!)Opening Ceremony & "Grace Of Monaco" Premiere - The 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Grooms and/or Groomsmen can go to town with these burgundy accessories.  Which is your favorite?14e4bcbb897800bf79cce19eeadadb59

Now…always a favorite part of finding these great photos…the SHOES!  Or go with your classic sandal and opt for red toes and nails!c36da269ba25146343d29f804da9cd392079d9a124b2eff6cecf6992b9281adf

Shoes, Dresses, Decor, oh my!  We can’t leave out the blooms!  Loving these, what do you think?7a7f9a68d4d338c1d2b819782b9acd30 631011ce1c168856a29467ff43c58e18

We wonder what other trends will 2015’s color of the year will bring.  Any ideas?  


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