Not to be confused with cranberry or burgundy, this rich hue is a deep red with brown undertones.
Here's what the Pantone Institute had to said about Marsala:
"The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors.
Add elegance to any room by incorporating this rich and welcoming hue in accent pieces, accessories and paint. Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the color is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture."
Of course we'll see Marsala in fashion and beauty...
|Tom Ford Velvet Cherry|
|Nars Blush in Amour|
|Bowl by Import Collections|
|Ottoman by Zazzle.com|
The warmth of this hue happily mixes well with neutrals like Glacier Gray and Toasted Almond and spices up colors like Custard and Aquamarine, other colors on the Spring Color Forecast for 2015 (see my post dated November 10th). I look forward to seeing what's to come in both fashion and interiors.
So in honor of the Color of the Year the next time you want to try something new, maybe mix it up with a little Marsala - either for cooking or drinking. Enjoy!
Happy trend spotting...
Peace and Blessings,