First one to admit it. When Marsala, a muddy burgundy came on the scene as Pantone’s ‘colour of the year’ I was, well, less than kind about it. I believe I may have compared it to liver. Yeah.
Then as I started paying attention, I saw that it found its way into my life in some sneaky ways. Surprisingly, the sheer silk back on my Pink Tartan sweater is Marsala. Paired with a bright red. Looks great. Who knew?
The new Aritzia (I love these) mitts I bought to replace my worn out grey ones are Marsala. I love wearing them with my camel car coat.
As a perfect foil for other neutrals, I think it’s growing on me. It’s super sophisticated when paired with Navy, and oh so crisp with White. Personally I love it with Blush Pink. Deeper darker shades of Marsala evoke a rich luxury. All about the luxury.
Next year, when Pantone decrees the colour of the year, I won’t be so quickly dismissive. Maybe.