Everything about the color Marsala

The meaning of the color Marsala and color combinations to inspire your next design.

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Marsala is a rich, robust color inspired by the Italian fortified wine Marsala. It is a full-bodied blush color with red-brown tones, sitting between red and violet in the color wheel. The hex code for marsala is #B57170.


As 2015 Pantone Color of the Year, marsala is comfortable and secure yet also sophisticated and classy. It is natural and earthy and eye-catching but not overwhelming—more alluring and seductive.

Marsala is a warm color that teams well with peach, blush, and other neutral tones, such as taupes and grays. It is also highly compatible with amber, umber, golden yellows, turquoise, and teal.

Looking for a different hue? The following colors are related to marsala.

Information about Marsala / #B57170

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #B57170 is made of 71% red, 44.3% green and 43.9% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #B57170 is made of 0% cyan, 38% magenta, 38% yellow and 29% black. Marsala has a hue angle of 0.9 degrees, a saturation of 31.8% and a lightness of 57.5%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #B57170 has RGB values of R: 71, G: 44.3, B: 43.9 and CMYK values of C: 0, M: 0.38, Y: 0.38, K:0.29.




RGB Decimal

181, 113, 112


RGB Percentage

71, 44.3, 43.9

rgb(71%, 44.3%, 43.9%)


0, 38, 38, 29


0.9°, 31.8, 57.5

hsl(0.9°, 31.8%, 57.5%)

HSV (or HSB)

0.9°, 38.1, 71

Web Safe




54.872, 26.762, 11.903


27.887, 22.806, 18.259


0.404, 0.331, 22.806


54.872, 29.289, 23.977


54.872, 46.208, 10.624


47.756, 23.583, 8.474


10110101, 01110001, 01110000

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