March 19, 2015

“Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.”
-Leatrice Eiseman
Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute

Ever since Pantone announced Marsala as its 2015 Color of the Year, the deliciously sultry hue has easily been incorporated into events on account of its earthy mix of red and brown. Although it is naturally associated with the cooler months because of its earthy, rich texture, the color is an ideal base color for warmer tones.

Marsala pairs beautifully with lighter colors such as orange, yellow, or coral and adding touches of this rich hue instantly makes the lighter colors shine. Here are some creative ways to incorporate this luxurious shade into your next event for the spring and summer season.

Blood orange, beet and fennel salad. Image found on BonAppetit

Blood orange, beet and fennel salad. Image found on BonAppetit

Beets have a beautiful red earthy tone that pick up on the color. Try incorporating them into your next menu for a dish that is on trend.

Beets not your thing? Try including Marsala wine itself on your drink menu.

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Image found on the36thavenue

Take the Pittsburgh tradition of the cookie table to the next level by incorporating sweet treats with earthy red tones such as these Red Velvet Whoopie pies.


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Or serve a decadent red velvet cake. 

st.germain roses

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Create a signature cocktail using St-Germain liqueur and add a pop of color by using this trick of freezing rose blossoms in ice cubes. All rose  petals are edible and the darker the variety, the more intense the flavor.


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 Add touches of Marsala to your decor by incorporating show stopping statement pieces.

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