Table Setting Ideas with Marsala Color of the Year

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Join blogger Marty's Musings for easy table setting ideas for creating an elegant yet simple tablescape using Marsala, 2015 Pantone color of the year.

Did you know there was such a thing as a color of the year?  Me neither, until I saw lots of bloggers writing about it last year.

PANTONE® is known worldwide as the authority on color and has chosen Marsala as the 2015 color of the year.

Who knew?

I enjoy entertaining and setting a beautiful table without spending a lot of effort or money. When Bright Settings challenged me to create a tablescape using linens from their comparable Marsala colors I jumped right on board!

Join blogger Marty's Musings for easy table setting ideas for creating an elegant yet simple tablescape using Marsala, 2015 Pantone color of the year.

Bright Settings sponsored this post but all opinions are my own.

Colors in the Marsala family that Bright Settings either rents or sells can be found here and include my choice of Monique in Burgundy-Black.

Can I just say that my DIY hubby, who really only cares if the food is good when he sits down to the table, thought this tablecloth was beautiful.

I took it straight out of the box and threw it on the table, no ironing needed. 

Featuring elegant ribbon embellishments on a rich solid color background, this fabric is perfect for dressing up like I did or more simply with white dishes and a more subtle centerpiece.

Join blogger Marty's Musings for easy table setting ideas for creating an elegant yet simple tablescape using Marsala, 2015 Pantone color of the year.

I went simple and elegant with my table setting ideas using everything from a dollar store silver tray to home grown knockout roses.

Join blogger Marty's Musings for easy table setting ideas for creating an elegant yet simple tablescape using Marsala, 2015 Pantone color of the year.

Join blogger Marty's Musings for easy table setting ideas for creating an elegant yet simple tablescape using Marsala, 2015 Pantone color of the year.

Colors that pair with Marsala tablecloths can be found here but include the lovely sage napkins I chose.

Join blogger Marty's Musings for easy table setting ideas for creating an elegant yet simple tablescape using Marsala, 2015 Pantone color of the year.

I used my wedding china and the crystal that my mom handed down to me.

Join blogger Marty's Musings for easy table setting ideas for creating an elegant yet simple tablescape using Marsala, 2015 Pantone color of the year.

Check out this short video for additional easy tips and a short tutorial to  show you the steps to making a diamond fold napkin.
 

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What do you think of the color of the year?

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