Say goodbye to jewel tones and hello to warm, earthy hues, because Pantone has announced marsala as its 2015 Color of the Year. This all-encompassing color easily translates into the world of home décor and interior design with rustic statement pieces and warm accents.
Marsala makes for a bold yet tasteful hue and is a “natural fit for the kitchen and dining room,” said Pantone, “making it ideal for tabletops, small appliances and linens throughout the home.”
Looking for some creative ways to bring this seductive shade into your home without “over doing it”? Read on for some great ideas.
Bursting With Flavor
Whether incorporated as a minimal or heavy accent, marsala particularly comes to life in the kitchen. Marsala “embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness.” Try incorporating color accents throughout the kitchen for a more refined feel. You can also pair marsala in the kitchen with gold pendant lights – another huge trend for 2015 – as done here.
Warm Up Your Living Room
Add instant warmth and sophistication to your living room by incorporating this rustic hue into your home’s color palette. The shade as described by Pantone is enhanced when it’s applied to textured surfaces—making furniture, rugs, blankets and walls the perfect accents. In addition, delicate lighting paired with earthy reds creates an unmatched level of elegance and a cozy atmosphere.
A Vision of Art
If your home is looking a little bare, try spicing things up with a bold centerpiece. A rich painting speaks confidence and creates a nice focal point for a minimally decorated room. Not a huge fan of artwork? Try incorporating multi-pattern snack bowls to add a hint of color to your snacking experience or use as table decorations.
For more design inspiration using marsala, check out Coldwell Banker’s very own Pinterest Board for Pantone’s color of the year here!