Pantone’s color of the year is sure to inspire many brides during this year’s wedding planning, and it definitely inspired us to create a Marsala Color Palette for a look that compliments the inviting, full-bodied tones marsala offers. This color palette is perfect to warm up a fall wedding, but could also easily shine in spring weddings.
For rich colors like marsala, pairing with subtle and neutral colors is a perfect way to highlight the deep wine-colored red, while ensuring it doesn’t overwhelm guests. We chose a golden brown, and a light pink, but this palette would also work extremely well with tones that are slightly varied like burgundy, gold, and beige.
We love the idea of a deep marsala tablecloth and napkins, paired with gold chargers, and white and pale pink floral centerpieces. For bouquets of deep red, wrap them in a white lace, or a chemical lace that has a beautiful vintage beige color. Gold and marsala invitations and place cards are a sophisticated and elegant color pairing that looks rich and inviting for guests. The key to this palette is balance, be sure to choose your favorite items in the bold burgundy or marsala, then accent the main pieces with 2 or 3 complimentary, muted colors.
Marsala is an inviting tone, and pairs well with more than just the colors we chose. For outdoor weddings, accent it with natural greens like in the pictures above. Or, for a subdued palette choose warm hues of browns. We’ve also seen marsala paired elegantly with silvers for a sparkle and shine. We’re sure to see Pantone’s color of the year used in lots of unique and beautiful ways this year, so let us know how you would use it by commenting below.
Graphics, Design, Content: Olivia | Writing: Mikayla