Interior design trends 2015; Pantone colour of the year

The Pantone colour of 2015 is MARSALA!

1 marsala mix

Fashion Passion

We saw this full-bodied and tasteful hue on the runway, as is most often the case, well before it was announced as Pantones Colour of the Year. Last year in fact we saw many stylish celebrities wear this colour to red carpet events.

2 Marsala dresses

Make-up trends were touting this colour as fashionable also, with leaders such as Tom Ford, Bobbi Brown and Chanel , to name but a few, all marketing Marsala makeup before we saw this colour in our homes.

3 Marsala lipstick

Pantone’s professional opinion

The executive director of Pantone describes Marsala as a colour that “enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us into its embracing warmth”.

4 marsala wall piece

5 Marsala sofa

How to use Marsala in your home

This colour borrows from the reddy browns of the fortified wine that goes by the same name. It’s a beautifully warm tone that can add pops of colour in any interior. As its quite an overpowering colour it’s well advised to introduce Marsala into your home by way of subtle means such as accessories.

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6 Marsala bed cover

7 Marsala rug

For the bold and adventurous you could certainly play with bold statement pieces such as sofas upholstered in Marsala fabric.

9 Marsala sofa and rug

For the more adventurous again, consider a whole room painted in this autumnal shade. Personally I prefer Marsala in a matte finish when applied to a wall, as it tends to enhance the earthiness of this colour.

10 Marsala wall

Colour combinations

This powerful colour has the benefit of appealing to both men and women. For a masculine interior it pairs particularly beautifully with greys.

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12 Marsala head board

13 Marsala splashback

14 Marsala cushion

For a more masculine edge again, add blacks and darker shades of Marsala.

15 Marsala door way

16 Marsala hall way

This rich and inviting colour also works with shades or tones of itself, and looks soft and feminine when adjacent to the palest of pinks.

17 Marsala Sofa & cushion

18 Marsala tiles

This dramatic colour works in spectacular fashion when combined with shades and hues of greens, in particular, Emerald, turquoise and aqua.

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19 Marsala dining

20 Marsala wall and painting
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