Since 1990 the Pantone Color Institute has announced a “Color of the Year” as an indicator of what’s going to be hot and trendy in design and decor. This year’s shade, MARSALA PANTONE 18-1438, is described as earthy and robust (a popular KONCEPT EVENTS vocabulary word that you can hear regularly from the mouths of KE staffers). BUT NOT EVERYONE SEEMS TO BE ON BOARD WITH THE DEEP REDDISH TONE OF MARSALA. ‘HUE’ KNEW A COLOR COULD CAUSE SO MUCH CONTROVERSY? (PUN INTENDED.)
That being said, as fresh and forward thinking event professionals, KE never relies on the opinions of others and decided to put this color to the ultimate test! Our clients!
WHAT DO ‘HUE’ THINK?
RESULTS: Our clients were overjoyed at the Marsala inspired floral centerpieces we created for their elegant evening event. Combined with a variety of flowers in an array of soft shades of pinks and purples, Marsala provided the necessary deep and rich juxtaposition that popped against a shimmering linen.
WHAT TO USE: Orchids, peonies, calla lilies, and roses are all flowers that have Marsala tones available.
WHAT’S NEXT? Marsala is a highly versatile hue that can be paired with an array of color palettes. Add a few Marsala colored pillows into a lounge grouping covered in a vibrant shade of Marina or try a Marsala hued runner against a patterned Apricot Brandy linen. Don’t be afraid to infuse this color into your next event.
BONUS: Red wine spills against a Marsala hued linen will barely be detected and keep your guests from that “whoops I had a bit too much” shade of Marsala in their cheeks.