Yesterday, Pantone released the 2015 Color of the Year as Marsala, and the internet began buzzing.
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute in Carlstadt, N.J. describles Marsala as “robust, nurturing, and earthy. But it is also gorgeous, luxurious, and sultry. There is a complexity to it that is fascinating.” This color comes in after previous selections of bright and vibrant hues of Tangerine (2012), Emerald (2013), and Radiant Orchid (2014), so it doesn’t come as a surprise that many people are unimpressed with it’s much more muted tones.
However, there is no denying that Marsala is a much more sophisticated color, especially in home interiors. This color looks much more luxurious and homey than a tangerine orange would in your kitchen or bath. The color pairings for Marsala are lovely; mixed with stainless steel creates a very modern look, and paired with mustard or gold, the effect is almost regal.
As with most trends, if you’re not ready to start painting the walls Marsala, this color pairs well with neutrals, and accessories can be added to any space as a pop of trendy color.
The pins featured are beautiful examples of how to effectively create a harmonious space with Marsala. Each design looks styled and trendy, but also lived-in.
To see more of our favorite ways to use this hue in your kitchen or bath, visit our Marvelous Marsala pinboard here. To see the rest of our pins, or boards on previous Pantone Color of the Year selections, visit our Pinterest site here.