Every year, I love seeing what the color experts at Pantone choose for the color of the year. For 2015, Marsala is the winner.
The name is fitting as it definitely reminds me of wine colors with its red-brown tone. Other words like plum, eggplant and light burgundy purple also come to mind when describing this shade.
What do you think? Love or hate it? I think it’s probably not everyone’s cup of tea, but if you love darker earth tones, then Marsala will definitely be right up your alley! If you’re planning a wedding or event and want to incorporate Marsala flowers into your decor, we put together our picks for flowers inspired by a Marsala color palette.
It’s a mix of darker toned blooms ranging from dark red to burgundy and purple colors. We’ve included favorite varieties like peonies, dahlias, and tulips. Many of these marsala flowers would pair beautifully with each other to create a “from the earth” color scheme. Or you can arrange these blooms with white or pale pink or lavender blooms to brighten things up, making it a great palette for spring or summer wedding when colors tend to be lighter.
I hope our Marsala flowers board gives you inspiration to create something beautiful. If you do, please share pictures with us as we’d love to see it! I know I’m looking forward to seeing how this color gets used this year!
Burgundy Dahlia // Purple Ranunculus // Mini Cymbidium Orchid // Burgundy Peony // Red Burgundy Mini Calla Lily // Burgundy Scabiosa // Red Astilbe // Chocolate Anthurium // Purple Fringed Tulip // Burgundy Clematis // Hellebore (by request) // Purple Smoke Bush Foliage // Burgundy Amaryllis // Red Amaranthus (by request) // Black Tulip // Astrantia // Dark Red Spray Rose // Dark Red Oriental Lily // Red Photinia // Succulent (Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg)