2015 Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala

Colorful greetings to all our Lots of Love Readers! December is an exciting time for trend watchers who wait in anticipation for what’s going to be in and out for 2015. And every year, Pantone gives us an exciting selection of colors that will dominate design trends for the coming year. 

For 2015, the Pantone Color Institute chose a soft, cool hue that blends well with subtle warm tones creating a “soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle”: Marsala. 

Leatrice Eisemen, Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute describes Marsala as a complex but grounding shade of brown red with blue undertones for a dark blush effect. This color has a stylish and universal appeal. It’s been around for a long time now and has been used in consumer packaging, housewares, industrial design, fashion and beauty. 

On its own, it exudes natural earthiness and warmth. But it also makes a great accent to other natural colors like gray, black and beige. 

Here are some ways you can use this versatile color as your wedding motif: 

Wedding Invitation in Gold and Marsala

Give that white bridal gown a pop of color 
with these perfect wedding accessories - Marsala nail polish and shoes.

 On the groom, wine colored rose boutonniere to match a Marsala tie

Colorful bouquet of succulents and flowers in different shades of red

The girls in a simple bridesmaid dress

Fancy hats for an outdoor wedding

A gorgeous floral centerpiece in a tall vase 
makes plenty of room for conversation around the table.

It's the tiny details that matter. 
Aren't these tiny floral arrangement the cutest?

Linens make a great harmonizing element at the wedding reception

Table napkins and a little calligraphy make an elegant addition to a table setting

Here's a simple DIY project you can do for your wedding:
a seating card holder made of chicken wire and some old sturdy frame.

Ribbons and flowers accentuate a birdcage meant for guests to place their greeting cards for the newlyweds.

Simple but visually appealing Marsala cake

An exquisite three-tiered Gold and Marsala Cake

Tip: When working with colors, find a color palette that you are comfortable with and will incorporate all the elements that you want to include in your wedding. 

Lots of Love, 

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