It’s official – Marsala is the colour of the moment! Taking over from last year’s Radiant Orchid, Marsala has been named Pantone’s colour of 2015. Described as a naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala is said to enrich our minds, bodies and souls… While we can’t really comment on its enriching powers, we can say for certain that it is THE shade to see and be seen in this year!
Set to define design trends for the year to come, the experts at Pantone describe Marsala as “a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.” And it looks like this sultry hue will be seducing in all areas of design this year, from handbags and shoes, to lipsticks, scatter cushions and even wearable technology!
Style your Marsala
When it comes to dressing your bump this year, we have some marvellous marsala maternity dresses to choose from. The red brown roots of the shade complement many skin tones, and makes this shade the perfect way to keep your style fresh and on trend. According to the experts, the impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement colour when used on its own – our Maternity Shift Dress is the perfect example – or as a strong accent to many other colours, making it the perfect shade to accessorise with!
Marsala combines dramatically with neutrals including warmer taupes and greys – opt for our Empire Line Pleated Maternity Dress in Marsala and grey to work the look. It also pairs well with amber, umber and golden yellows, as well as greens in both turquoise and teal, and blues in the more vibrant range – as in our Navy & Claret Maternity Wrap Dress.
Marsala at Home
The perfect accent shade in any room of the house; Marsala is a universal tone that works equally well in the kitchen and dining room as it does in the living room or the bedroom. Bringing a rich warmth to the rooms downstairs, and a moody sexiness to the boudoir, Marsala is the key colour for interior design this year. Whether you take the plunge and opt for a full accent wall in Marsala, or incorporate the shade into your colour scheme with soft furnishings and accessories, it’s the perfect colour to coordinate with any neutral scheme.
Evoking the moody makeup tones of the 90’s, Marsala works beautifully as a bold statement lip, an accent blush or a sexy smokey eye, and if you’re brave enough, even makes a fantastic hair colour! If you’re looking to experiment with this sultry makeup trend, check out Sephora & Pantone’s collaboration Marsala makeup range.
For more marsala maternity dresses and styling inspiration with this rich and sexy hue, check out our Marsala Pinterest board.
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