When Blake Lively wore this Gucci dress on the red carpet for the premiere of “Grace of Monoco” I swooned! I don’t have Blake Lively’s body, so I probably wouldn’t be so bold as to wear this dress, but the color, yes! Is this not luscious? Why didn’t Pantone go a little deeper? See this Pantone? Now this color is a winner!
But noooo!!!! Pantone’s color is more like this….However, this actually works for a man, I think? What do you think? Volcom’s “burnt sienna” pullover would actually be nice for the man who wants to be “on trend” to wear with jeans.
something “kinda” Marsala-ish to your wardrobe.
Now here is where I think Marsala can thrive….Leather goods! Leather is a great place to pop Marsala for an updated look. I love this Givenchy clutch from Net-a-porter. Givenchy calls this color claret, but it definitely falls into the Marsala realm.
|Sam Edelman “Penny” boots
from OPI’s new Gwen Stefani collection.
Ok, so we discussed a few fashion options for what I call “Marsala-ish” items
that could possibly live in your wardrobe, now let’s discuss the home.
This color is chosen by Pantone because it is suppose to work universally
throughout the industry. What about for the home? Can it work there or
do we have to tweak it to make it work for the home?
|Dining Room by Michael Coorengel/ Credits Via Elle Decor
I do adore the pop of “Marsala-esque” leather on this beautiful french chair
and the same color reflected in the mural. I think it is safe to say that a good place for “Marsala-esque” tones are in leather?Very handsome! But wait, this really isn’t the Marsala color Pantone introduced is it? Of course, I think I am pulling color tones that are more vibrant than the Pantone color, but color is left up to interpretation through the eyes of the beholder and our computer screen, ne est-ce pas?
Old Hickory Tanner makes a beautiful leather sofa which I think is smashing
also in “Marsala-esque” color!
I could see these cubes used in a cabin or lodge with great success. The
ottomans color is more rusty though right? No pinkish tone here.
This dining room shown in Horchow is definitely
more in the clay family. But handsome right? Can this count
towards the Marsala trend?
I think Pantone had the right idea just got a little off track.
So what paint colors fall into the Marsala bracket and would you paint a room
Sherwin – Williams SW – 6236 Henna Shade
Benjamin Moore 2172-40 Raspberry Parfait
Ok, so not my fave….I say go deeper or gone home Pantone! I think we are all
confused? If it looks burnt sienna mauve-ish why is it called Marsala? I think they
should have called it Sedonna Sky. Ok, so I realize that there are varying colors being
shown as Marsala, will the “real” Marsala please stand up?
In closing, I reserve the right to change my mind but currently the only place I can
see Marsala being used is for leather goods, nail polish, possibly an accent color or
on a long stretch possibly for tee shirts or sweaters. Do I see it as a statement color
for interiors, no! Do I see it as a color for big ticket items, no! What do you think?