January 30, 2015

Marsala | The Pantone Color of the Year

Hey Y’all! Every year, a panel of color experts gets together to analyze trends in fashion, interior design, and art. They take inspiration from the far reaches of the globe, and spread the word about all of the hot color trends. Every year, they choose one color that’s on the rise. The announcement of this color is always exciting, because the color that they choose will explode into our lives, gracing runways, red carpets, and the pages of magazines far and wide. This year, Pantone chose Marsala.

I have to say that, at first, I wasn’t a big fan of this color choice. It felt…blah. “I’m not going to do a Marsala inspiration board”, I said. “It’s just not me.” But then, something strange happened. Marsala started to grow on me! I spotted an article about perfect colors to pair with this reddish hue, and I was officially inspired.

Marsala Blush Mauve and Green Wedding Inspiration


I wanted to take this classic fall color and give it a springy update, so I paired it with a super soft pink, dusty mauve, and cedar green. The loose, organic florals help to give Marsala a more feminine quality, while the richness of it makes for the perfect boutonniere. Above all, I’m totally obsessed with this ceremony arch! Hanging amaranthus gives the structure a vineyard vibe, and would be the perfect way to transport your guests straight to Napa, even in a ballroom.

What do you think of the color of the year? Love it? Hate it? Can’t wait to incorporate it into your wedding? We’re dying to hear from you!



photo credits: invitation suite from Green Wedding Shoes photographed by Christian Oth Studio designed by Fourteen-Forty // bride & bridesmaids from Southern Weddings Magazine photographed by Kati Mallory floral design by Tanarah Luxe Floral // cake from The Perfect Palette photographed by Kina Wicks Photography created by Luscious Layers  // ceremony chairs from Mod Wedding photographed by Sara & Rocky // groom from Brides photographed by m three studio designer Ermenegildo Zegna // tablescape from Magnolia Rouge photographed by Lani Elias Fine Art Photography // centerpiece from Grey Likes Weddings photographed by Jen Huang designed by Fleuriste // ceremony arch from Colin Cowie Weddings photographed by Cly by Matthew designed by Petals Party & Floral Design



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