Is Marsala Really Trending for Wedding Florals This Year?

As we all know the colour of 2015 was named Marsala by Pantone at the beginning of the year. We`ve been in love with this colour since! It is such a bold, rich neutral- and who doesn’t love a statement making neutral? In the words of Pantone,

“The charismatic and highly varietal shade of Marsala; a tasteful hue that embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. Complex and full-bodied, this hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing; translating easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”

And it certainly has translated into many creative industries! Of course, the fashion industry and beauty industry but it’s also sneaked its way into florals- even wedding florals. When most people think of weddings, they think of romantic pastels and whites- and those will certainly never go out of style.

However, jewel tones and rich colour accents have been trending this year as we know from our previous post on wedding florals. At least part of the inspiration for that must be Marsala, and here at the Oudalova studio, we love mixing things up and welcome fresh inspiration with open arms!

We see burgundy, deep purples, brown, and rich red tones making a splash in wedding magazines and brides seem to be more experimental with darker colours. And these rich hues seem to go hand in hand with other trends in wedding floral design. Deep red blooms are perfect for a romantic but bold flower crown. In fact, we’ve made one with burgundy ranunculus.

crown selfie

crown selfie

Also the rustic, picked from the garden and woodlands themes which are very popular for weddings this year work well with Marsala. Rich, warm tones accenting natural, free flowing bouquets and décor create an easy, welcoming bohemian atmosphere.

And this bouquet would be an example of a subtle rich toned accent we can include.

However, marsala has not only inspired dark tones; blush tones or lighter versions of marsala can not only match the bohemian theme but can also be paired with contrasting rich tones to create a very romantic bouquet. 

This is part of an editorial we worked on, Bohemian Decadence as featured on WedLuxe. We used a blush toned flower contrasting with decadent gold elements to create bohemian luxury.


This center piece we did for a wedding is made of contrasting dark red tones and blush tones: creates a wonderful romantic luxury effect. Yes, here at Oudalova we love to inject luxury in to everything!

Of course, we can do a complete 360 and use Marsala inspired dark tones to add to a decadent, dark and mysterious atmosphere.



This sexy photo-shoot was made even sexier with the use of rich jewel toned flowers added to the décor! This was a recent work in collaboration with many other talented creatives. Click the link to learn everything about the gorgeous photos we styled and the amazing people we worked with!


Marsala has made waves in the floral industry and is quite the versatile hue. Used in the right tone it can add to practically any kind of theme.


Which was your favorite? Romantic, bohemian or mysteriously sexy?

Written by Head Blogger & Social Media Manager : Saliah Chaudhry


Margarita Oudalova

OUDALOVA Events & Design , 38 Sylwood Crescent, Vaughan, ON, L6A 2R1, Canada