Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala


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Can’t decide on a color for you wedding day? Pantone is here to help you pick the perfect palette to bring your special day together. Each year, Pantone selects a “Color of the Year” to forecast the trends for designers and consumers. For 2015, they chose Marsala. Described as an earthy, wine hue, Marsala may just win your heart as the ideal wedding shade.

Wedding Attire

Although traditionally merlot and wine hues are seen at fall weddings, Pantone’s Color of the Year can be incorporated in your bridesmaids or groomsmen attire all year round. Dress your girls in a solid colored Marsala bridesmaid dress for a classic look or just mix Marsala jewelry with a lighter dress shade to add a pop of color. For the groomsmen, you can dress them in rich Marsala suits or add hints of Marsala in the ties, socks and vests.


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Wedding Cake

Your wedding cake will make a statement with Marsala fondant and floral accents. The cake is the perfect place to tie in other wedding themes like shabby chic, art deco or country rustic. Looking for a less traditional dessert option? Try Marsala colored macarons! Set up a sweets table filled with different cookies, pies and cakes for a unique twist to your wedding dessert.


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Wedding Decor

Marsala is a sophisticated color option whether you are planning a simple or extravagant wedding. Include deep red and maroon florals in a metallic tin or glass vase for easy centerpieces. You can also incorporate Marsala into your table place cards, seating chart and glassware. Adding a touch of color to an ivory or white backdrop brings elegance to the decor.


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Wedding Favors

Personalize your wedding day with custom wrapped HERSHEY’S chocolate bars in Marsala. Feature your names and wedding date on the front of the candy wrapper with a custom thank you message on the back. Place candy favors at each place setting or at your candy buffet. Red Madelaine chocolate hearts will look great in a glass vase with personalized KISSES candies. Your guests will be glad to receive a delicious favor.


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Wedding Flowers

With a versatile color like Marsala, your floral arrangements will make a statement. Create small bouquets for your bridesmaids with burgundy lilies, ranunculus and brazilla berries. Feature dahlias and garden roses in the bride’s bouquet with smaller white florals. Make her bouquet pop by adding green succulents with the Marsala flowers.


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