|Pantone Color Institute's chosen hue for this year|
|Perhaps best described as an earthy brownish red|
With Marsala being the 'in-thing' at least where fashion is concerned, we definitely won't be short of online resources to refer to. Below are some examples of Marsala in fashion and how we as miniature painters can incorporate this colour into our projects, either on clothes, accessories or even lips.
|Source: Oh My Jewelry! at blog.jic.org|
I guess it it goes without saying that I would try to mix this beautiful shade of colour using the paints I have in hand. In my attempts below, you can see that the top- and bottommost rows are too brownish while the second row had what I would call a Marsala burgundy shade. The closest I came was by applying colors used by Moiterei when painting figures in one of his many beautiful projects which you can see on the third row. Looking back on my miniature painting projects so far, the only miniature I have painted with Marsala-like colours is the Super Dungeon Explore Ember Mage.
|Trying to find a mix of colours approximating the Marsala hue|
|Ember Mage is the only miniature I have painted so far with Marsala-like hues|
Excited by the many possible applications of Marsala colour, I can't wait to see what I can achieve with this alluring hue. If you have your own Marsala paint mix, please do share. In fact, my own search for the perfect Marsala hue hasn't stopped. I plan to experiment with some ivory mixed into brownish red for extreme highlights, among others. After all, finding the right colour is half the fun.