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Hello 2015 – the year of Marsala

It’s 2015 readers! I definitely typed 2014 initially because I can’t seem to comprehend how it’s actually 2015. Say what?!? The new year is a time to reflect about what you’re looking forward to, or what you want to change. Though I’m all about goal setting, I think resolutions usually end up following the lines of “I’m going to eat kale 17 times a day,” or “omigaawd i’m so hungover from that nye party, never agaaaain” which is stupid and will be broken in like a week. You can read my full thoughts on resolutions here.

Instead, I’m taking a different spin on this whole 2015 thing and talking about a trend I know I’m actually going to follow through on. See you later Radiant Orchid (who even WERE you??) – it’s Marsala’s time to shine.

I’m not going to lie – I matched Pantone’s colour of the year to my prom dress back when Emerald was the thing. I’m one of the few people who actually cares about this; does outside of Pinterest know what Pantone’s colour of the year even means? The fashion world takes this to heart, but there’s way more inspiration to be derived from the Pantone mandate. Marsala is subtle enough to be versatile, but rich enough to really pack a punch. Pantone describes it as a “robust, earthy wine.” While critics have compared the hue to the colour of a used maxi pad, haters can hate because I think marsala is amazing.

Marsala reminds me of rich flavours and textures, really lending itself to the winter season. I can’t see it translate to summer as well, but as a Canadian girl currently writing this with 6 feet of snow outside, I am totally on obsessed with this vintage-y hue. Even when I called it burgundy/maroon/deep red/etc and people understood what I was saying, this hue has been a staple in my wardrobe. This is the year to bring it into the rest of your life!



Marsala Inspiration for the Home {paperclips & peonies}

Pillow //Rug // Vase // Candle // Cake Stand 


MARSALA food inspiration {paperclips & peonies}

Raspberry Brie Flat Bread // Red Velvet Brownie // Red Wine Poached Pears // Mulled Spiced Wine // Cranberry Bliss Bars


MARSALA wedding inspiration {paperclips & peonies}

Footwear // Blooms // Invitations // Ring Box // Table Setting 

It’s the new year, so I hope you all are celebrating in a marsala way. Cracking open a deep red shiraz, or baking something red velvet, or both! How are you actually celebrating the new year? Let me know in the comments below. Happy day!

Bonus: a yummy chicken marsala recipe which has absolutely nothing to do with this article. 

Chicken Marsala RecipeChic.

Header Sources: The Recipe Critic / Pantone / The Perfect Palate / Style Me Pretty /  Instyle

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  • Reply Chloe 5 January, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    I saw the 2015 color of the year a couple of months ago on Instagram and was REALLY not crazy about it. Too dark for me. However, you have put some really gorgeous photos in the post that are kinda making me change my mind. And I can get behind any color that’s pretty much the same color as red velvet cake. 😉

    • Reply Rhiannon Langford 5 January, 2015 at 6:33 pm

      I’ll admit, I wasn’t loving it at first either. But I think there are some subtle ways to make this colour really elegant and fresh. More excuse to eat red velvet anything, right? Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Reply Stacia 5 January, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    I love all the ways you demonstrated that Marsala could be used! I’m interested to see if this color pops up very much this year. 🙂

    • Reply Rhiannon Langford 5 January, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Thanks so much! I keep seeing it all over Pinterest & blogs, but I wonder if there will be any real world transfer too. Let’s see what 2015 has in store!

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