PANTONE the leading authority on color has announced their color of the year. For most, you know PANTONE by seeing the PANTONE 'color and paint' display at home improvement store Lowes. But for design insiders they are the guru's of color marketing trends - From fashion and makeup to autos and appliances, their color collections are what we see transformed into new products all over the world.
So this year they selected a mellow, red/brown color "Marsala". They say: “PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala is a daringly inviting tone that nurtures; exuding confidence and stability while feeding the body, mind and soul. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this robust shade incorporates the warmth and richness of a tastefully fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots point to a sophisticated, natural earthiness" I like it! There's something exciting and a bit daring about the color and such a refresh change. We've already seen it in high end fashion, but could we incorporate into our home interiors?
Sure, it's the color of brick, wood tones or a rich berry paint color. So if you want to warm it up or add a bit of spice to a space - incorporate away. If you like a more neutral backdrop, try pairing the color with cooler tones, for juxtapose pairing of warm and cool.
PANTONE also said to pair Marsala with two other 2015 trend colors - Aquamarine and Glacier Grey. Both of these colors have a strong presence already in home decor and perhaps already in your home. Why not add a pop up your place with easy purchased pillows, a rug or accent accessories to add a bit of Marsala to your mix?
Looking to step up for more Marsala? It could be a option for creating a statement in a space. perhaps a piece of furniture, bold window treatments, or a wallpapered accent wall. Consider this new trend color and I think you too will see - there's something about Marsala.