Marsala first came into public focus in 2015 when it was suddenly touted by design thought leaders. This deep, earthy wine red bridges the gap between a vibrant bright and a muted neutral and carries warm associations with hearty company and robust food and drink. You’ve likely noticed this hue everywhere from cosmetics and home goods to cocktail dresses and statement accessories. Because this shade is flattering on just about everyone, it’s easy to incorporate marsala into your wardrobe or beauty routine. Combine with other jewel tones for a dramatic effect or ease into this hue by pairing it with perennial staples like camel and navy. This dark red wine looks polished when it appears as a structured handbag or luxe pair of suede slingback heels. A simple shift dress can effortlessly transform from day to night by adding lipstick in this sultry shade. It’s an especially inspired alternative if a bold red lip isn’t for you. For home decor that’s elegant yet rustic, try pairing this red-brown with other earth tones like amber, dark mustard or taupe. It looks best with hardwood and fixtures that have warm undertones. When paired with peacock blue, its complementary color, marsala plays the role of a grounding force. When used as an accent color in its own right, it has an appealing, seductive effect that’s equally appealing to both men and women.