Pantone has selected Marsala as the color of the year for 2015. Scroll through to see what our designers think of this decision and how they would utilize it in their interiors.
I fell for Marsala the instant Pantone announced the color of the year. Marsala has been shining bright in Fashion for the last decade, showing up in Hollywood red carpets and editorials. But Its time Marsala shines in Interiors.
For me, its a regal color. Rich, moody and classic. It can be an elegant accent or a bold neutral. I love pairing it with other bold movements like graphic black and white prints or flooring. Gold and brass accents against Marsala walls or furniture make the metals really pop. And for a bit of surprise and fun, throw in a floral chair or colorful print!
Ok so, Marsala might not be everyone's favorite choice perhaps, but this is a color that has a lot to offer. Marsala will add warmth and richness to any space, and depending on your approach you can successfully create both dramatic, dark and sensual environments as well as lighter and airier ones with this color. One, maybe a little unexpected direction, is to pair Marsala with a lighter blue almost teal as seen in some of the examples below. With the cool, blue backdrop Marsala acts as its' exciting and vivacious partner, and together they create a fresh and contemporary atmosphere.
So, feeling inspired? Grab a can of Marsala paint and go to town!
I gravitated towards combining Marsala with Greys. A Marsala piece of furniture on a white or grey background brings richness and depth to the space, specially if its velvet.
A somewhat unexpected way to bring it into your space is through tiles and flooring. Otherwise introduce Marsala in your space by adding small details and accents like a vase, lamp or carpet.
Which ever way you decide to bring Marsala into your space it will give it a sophisticated and timeless feel. Its a classic that's going to stick around.