How to Decorate with 2015’s Pantone Color of the Year

Have you heard the news? Marsala has been named 2015’s Pantone Color of the Year! This stylish hue is a natural fit for interiors and home furnishings. Here’s how to incorporate Marsala into your home this spring.

Have you heard? Marsala has been named 2015’s Pantone Color of the Year!

This stylish hue is a natural fit for interiors. Here’s how to bring it into your New York home this spring.

All About Marsala

Marsala takes its name and beautiful color from a fortified Italian wine. This gorgeous red-brown shade is naturally earthy and sophisticated. It’s a color that’s dramatic, yet down to earth, and it appeals equally to men and women. This color has been growing in popularity for a few years, and you may also know it as burgundy, maroon, or oxblood.

If you’re looking to bring warmth into your home this spring, Marsala is the ideal choice.

Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala

Image Source: Flickr/Tobias Toft

Adding Marsala to Your Home

With its deep, wine-colored hue, Marsala is especially at home in kitchens and dining rooms. Warm up your walls with the deep, rich shade. You’ll find plenty of options for both paint and wallpaper. Marsala-colored fabrics are also a great choice. Look for tablecloths, napkins, and more.

Of course, Marsala works equally well in other rooms of your apartment. If you’ve fallen in love with this bold shade, go all out and paint your walls, hang curtains, invest in a rug, or purchase a new sofa. Marsala is a classic color, and your investment will be rewarded.

Is Marsala feeling a little bold for you? Instead of splashing it everywhere, invest in a few accessories. Pillows, throws, frames, and more are the perfect way to add a touch of this gorgeous color.

Marsala feels earthy in flat and textured materials. Add a little shine, and suddenly, it feels much more sophisticated. So make sure to consider texture when incorporating Marsala into your home.

Pairing Marsala with Other Colors

Deciding what colors complement this dark, bold shade may feel tricky, especially as we head toward a hot and humid NYC summer. The good news is that Marsala works well with a wide range of colors that are perfect for spring.

Marsala is a natural when combined with neutrals, such as warm taupes and grays. If your home is already furnished with these shades, Marsala will be easy to incorporate through wall color or accessories.

It also pairs well with amber, umber and golden yellows, turquoise and teal, and vibrant blues. These color combinations feel more unexpected than neutrals, but they are equally as beautiful.

Make sure to visit Pantone for more information on 2015’s Pantone Color of the Year and color pairing inspiration.

Main Image Source: Flickr/webtreats


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