In case you missed it, Pantone, the authority on color, announced in December that the color of the year for 2015 is Marsala: a deep, luxurious wine red. It’s stunning. A rich hue like this might not be the first color that comes to mind when planning your spring wedding, but it’s totally do-able. Here are a few statement making ways to incorporate Marsala into your big day.
Pair it with spring tones
Marsala is an intense deep red and if you’re in a colder climate like I am you’re dying for those springtime pastels to come around. But one of the best features of a rich color like this is that it pairs so nicely with a variety of colors. Here are a few wedding color combinations I’m loving for spring.
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Use it in unexpected ways
The classic French manicure isn’t going away any time soon but maybe you’re looking for something a little different. I think a great place to work in an unexpected pop of colors is in your manicure – especially if you’ll be using Marsala in your bouquet. Check out this roundup of great polishes by Beauty Tidbits!
Another great unexpected way to use Marsala might be to serve Red Velvet Wedding Cake. Surprise guests when you cut into that creamy white frosting to reveal that distinctive red cake everyone knows and loves!
Use it in more obvious ways
If you’re not afraid of color – be bold! Let Marsala speak for itself. By pairing Marsala with more traditional spring tones you can use this deep, rich color in more obvious places without it seeming too dark. But don’t overdo it. Let Marsala be a bold pop of color on your invitations or in your reception décor – I LOVE these pillows from Lovey Dovey Creations.