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Pantone Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala!

If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably saw the little post that I made about Pantone's recent announcement of their Color of the Year for 2015! Pantone has chosen Marsala as their top color, you guys! And while I have seen mixed reviews about this color choice, I thought I'd start this week off right by showing you my favorite way to use this shade.

Pantone Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala - www.theperfectpalette.com #pantone

For weddings, Marsala works really nicely with blush and gray tones like I'm showing here. It's a rich and flavorful shade that's perfect for creating a romantic setting. Flattering against many skin tones, this sultry and subtle shade proves to be a great “go-to” color for weddings.

Now, I will say that I tend to gravitate towards a slightly deeper version of the original swatch. I personally prefer a richer version of Marsala. And so that's what I'm showing you today.

Pantone Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala - www.theperfectpalette.com #pantone
Pantone Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala - www.theperfectpalette.com #pantone Pantone Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala - www.theperfectpalette.com #pantone Pantone Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala - www.theperfectpalette.com #pantone Pantone Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala - www.theperfectpalette.com #pantone Pantone Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala - www.theperfectpalette.com #pantone Pantone Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala - www.theperfectpalette.com #pantone
Pantone Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala - www.theperfectpalette.com #pantone Pantone Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala - www.theperfectpalette.com #pantone
Pantone Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala - www.theperfectpalette.com #pantone Pantone Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala - www.theperfectpalette.com #pantone Pantone Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala - www.theperfectpalette.com #pantone

Decidedly dramatic, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala will definitely be a color that many couples will choose for their 2015 wedding. There's a certain organic nature to it, but at the same time, it can easily convey glamour and luxury.

It reminds me of red wine. And well, any color that reminds me of wine has to be a good one. Right? So what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Oh, and stay tuned because I have lots of color palettes in mind that incorporate Marsala in ways that you might not have considered.

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Chrissy Arpie Ott

Chrissy Arpie Ott is the founder of The Perfect Palette. Since its launch in 2008, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative and colorful wedding day.

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11 Comments " Pantone Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala! "

Amy ✈ Fly Away Bride December 08, 2014

A great way to use this shade!

Krisstin | On the Go Bride

Great combination on how to use this color! Love the look in florals.

Taylor Greggory

Beautiful examples!

Erika {Artfully Wed} December 08, 2014

I agree with you about liking a richer version!

Lena

Such a lovely shade, and a gorgeous palette!

Dress For The Wedding December 08, 2014

Great ideas for a pairing! I completely agree with you! I like the deeper wine take on this color!

Christie O. Mountainside Bride December 08, 2014

I'm stoked for this color of the year. It's so bold and sophisticated. And I think you;re right, it's much more versatile than people give it credit for, especially as an accent color. I also love it with blush and gray!

Bajan Wed

I definitely prefer this deeper shade- much nicer for weddings and as you pointed out, very versatile!

Cris Stone December 08, 2014

I think I like this color best as a foil or glitter - flat is just too... flat for me.

Stephanie (Fab You Bliss)

I think it's a love pick for the year, and the way you've showcased it here really shows it's potential!

The Bride Link | Haley December 08, 2014

Ok, you are making me feel better about this color already!

   
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