The Pantone colour of 2015 is MARSALA!
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.
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.
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”.
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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For the bold and adventurous you could certainly play with bold statement pieces such as sofas upholstered in Marsala fabric.
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.
This powerful colour has the benefit of appealing to both men and women. For a masculine interior it pairs particularly beautifully with greys.
For a more masculine edge again, add blacks and darker shades of Marsala.
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.
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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