Introducing Marsala…

The newly announced 2015 color of the year is marsala, “a naturally robust and earthy wine red” that’s “subtly seductive,” according to the color mavens at Pantone.

“Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness,” Pantone announced this week.

Yes, marsala, like the red Sicilian wine you might have splashed on an especially sophisticated chicken breast.

New Jersey-based Pantone, a subsidiary of X-rite, picks a new color every year based on the opinions of fashionistas as well as insiders from music, travel, movies and technology. Radiant orchid won the honor in 2014, while emerald was the top choice in 2013.

This year’s shade appeals to men and women, and is flattering on many skin tones, “a great go-to color for beauty,” Pantone said. Within a few weeks of the announcement, the color typically begins to pop up on products from evening gowns to coffee makers.

A Unifying Element…

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.

A Tasteful Hue…

Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness.

A Hearty Yet Stylish Tone…

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.

Now that you’ve see Marsala, what do you think?  We at sash&bow are in LOVE with this fabulous color and cannot wait to see how 2015 brides incorporate it into their wedding days!  Especially those fall brides, we are imagining perfect Marsala bridesmaids dresses accented with the most perfect glittery gold details! Cheers!

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