EventHaus is welcoming the Pantone Inc. Color of the Year with open arms…and large red wine glasses. Each year, Pantone Color Institute, the authority on color, selects a ‘Color for the Year’. They forecast with hue designers on what consumers will be buying and wearing for the coming months. From ‘emerald’ in 2013 to ‘radiant orchid’ in 2014, Pantone’s Color of the Year has inspired the wedding industry in floral, fashion, furniture and overall event color palettes for years. 2015’s color was announced just a few weeks ago as ‘marsala’, a rustic wine influenced shade.

And while not everyone is always on board with the Pantone Color of the Year, after all, color is subjective – we at EventHaus are swooning over the sophisticated yet earthy shade, and can’t wait to see its influence in 2015 with wedding and event design.

Here’s a few reasons why our EventHaus team is feeling inspired by marsala:

It’s versatile.
Marsala is the ideal color for the bold and daring, and allows brides to mix up Lowcountry traditional colors. While the color is certainly dramatic, we have found it to be incredibly versatile as well, as it perfectly pairs with neutrals. We love the rustic elegance of the shade against our farmhouse tables and wood slat chairs. If delivered in a matte finish, it easily translates as part of an organic palette, but given sheen – Marsala radiates opulence.

It makes for a dramatic detail.
Whether incorporated quietly through boutonnières, in throw pillows on our Provence furniture, or as a striking statement piece via our majestic linen, Marsala is a flavorful shade to use to pump up the details of your event.

It warms up a space.
Just like a big-bodied red wine provides warmth to our spirit, marsala provides warmth to any event space. Don’t just take our word for it – the head expert at the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman, had this to say about the shade, “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.”

It’s bold and beautiful.
Against the lush green landscapes of the Southeast, marsala easily combines with creamy neutrals, grays, and soft pastels to create a bold and beautiful color palette. The color effortlessly translates poise into event design. From offbeat, to traditional and French county chic – marsla is a color to really “wow” your guests.

You can see more of the vino inspired shade, paired with exclusive EventHaus rentals, on our inspiration Pinterest board, here.