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.
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.