Does anyone like this?
MALLORY: Not a fan. We’ve been renaming it here all morning. It’s just…muddy.
LIZ: Looks a lot like “oxblood” to me.
LILI: It looks like how oxblood would taste.
JESSICA: -steps up to the mic-
I kind of….
JESSICA: I’m of course, completely ignoring everything about it except for the pomegranate seeds I saw on the landing page. I’ll only accept the pomegranate color. Please don’t throw oxblood on me this is a new cardigan.
HANNAH: I would argue that they put the pomegranate seeds there to throw you. It’s like how Real Simple keeps putting pomegranate seeds on vegetables people would, under less pretty circumstances, not want to eat.
FARIMA: I only like this color in my wine glass.
KAYLA: In fashion, yes. In decor, no.
LIZ: This seems like a relatively okay way to use it:
I’d probably wear marsala pants.
KAYLA: Ariana Grande sort of has marsala hair here…She’s so trendy.
CAMILLE: I could get behind this color if it were just more saturated and not so wishy-washy – is it brown? Is it red? I agree w/ Mallory – it’s just too muddy. The Pantone peeps are supposed to be color experts; they need to select colors not color fence straddlers. Now aubergine or pomegranate (like I think Jessica said) or even an intense ruby – those are reds I would embrace.
LIZ: I agree. I think this is their attempt to embrace the “neutrals with a hint of color” trend that’s been going on for awhile, but it’s too wishy-washy. However, there’s typically a pretty wide-ranging interpretation of the color, so we’ll probably see some more saturated versions being billed as “marsala.”
KELLY: I have to say that I like this color. Do I want to paint a whole room with it? No. But maybe an accent wall … or chair covers. It reminds me of the Southwest and certain colors of rock and shades of adobe. What I don’t like is the name. It makes me think of overcooked chicken. I’d much rather call it Canyon or Terra Cotta, something that alludes to the earthiness.
MALLORY: I mean….ew:
LILI: Maybe they thought they were picking Masala instead of MARsala:
JESSICA: Maybe they should have picked blue like I wanted them to and none of this would be happening. When do we get to overthrow?
LIZ: Not that it really matters, but the Sherwin-Williams color of the year is “Coral Reef.” Better, no?
LILI: I might hate that more.
KAYLA: Yeah, that’s bad.
LIZ: Well, at least it’s not named after wine too crappy to drink.
We’ve given you our colorful opinions about marsala, now tell us what YOU think: