Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year!

Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year!

Drum roll, please…Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year was revealed recently. Marsala, a rich and earthy red-brown, has had some mixed reviews. Some have been gushing about the hue, while others have not shared the enthusiasm. Regardless, this wine inspired color received a lot of hype.

Pantone describes Marsala as “a naturally robust and earthy wine red,” that has the strength and sophistication to stand on its own, or as an accent color. The more I see of it, the more the color grows on me, especially with some of the fantastic uses that I’ve seen popping up over the last few weeks. Let’s look at some of the great ways that the industry has been incorporating Marsala into home interiors.

 

First, is a great listing of comparable paint colors to keep you from being so overwhelmed while staring at a wall of paint chips.

First, is a great listing of comparable paint colors to keep you from being so overwhelmed while staring at a wall of paint chips.

 

Schumacher’s Sultan’s Trellis is a lovely example of wallpaper in our featured color.

Schumacher’s Sultan’s Trellis is a lovely example of wallpaper in our featured color.

 

House Beautiful did a feature on rooms of Marsala. Check out this bold kitchen!

House Beautiful did a feature on rooms of Marsala. Check out this bold kitchen!

 

Are you wondering, “what in the world can I pair with Marsala?” Luckily, it seems to be a pretty versatile color! It’s warmth and subtlety allow Marsala to work well with a wide range of other colors.
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Some possible color pairings for Marsala.

 

In this bright sitting area, Marsala drapes lend a more grounded feeling.

In this bright sitting area, Marsala drapes lend a more grounded feeling.

 

The combination of the pale blue, and rich Marsala compliment each other beautifully!

The combination of the pale blue, and rich Marsala compliment each other beautifully!

 

In addition to choosing a color companion for Marsala, you can also use paint finish to set the mood of the color. To play up the earthiness of Marsala, select a matte finish. This creates a more casual vibe within the space. For a more glamorous environment, go for a high gloss finish. The high sheen with make your room look more polished and sophisticated.

 

The matte finish on these Marsala bookshelves are great for this low key hang out.

The matte finish on these Marsala bookshelves are great for this low key hang out.

 

Wow! This high gloss instantly glams up this sitting area.

Wow! This high gloss instantly glams up this sitting area.

Check out our Pinterest page, for more exciting examples of Marsala and other interior design inspiration!

-Brittany