Diverting from previous colours of the year, which were more vibrant, marsala, the Pantone color for 2015, is a colour that, for some, takes some getting used to. Some think it to be a very sombre colour while others find it to be truly sophisticated. The hue of well-aged wine, marsala will undoubtedly be seen on the famed international runways and will be incorporated into every fashionable woman’s closet. But be rest assured that you’ll see the shade popping up in many modern homes.
Marsala is a very versatile colour that can bring warmth into a room. This will work extremely well if your home follows a neutral, gray, taupe, beige, amber and even green palette. Marsala will complement these existing colours beautifully and create an inviting atmosphere.
Here’s how to use it in your own house.
1. For a striking statement, go big and bold by painting an accent wall with this luxurious shade. Use it for the bedroom to ignite passion, or the drawing room/library for that warm, rich feeling. It would also be fitting for the kitchen.
2. Hang an art piece on the wall for an easy and fashionable way to incorporate the Pantone colour. If none in the market suit your tastes, you can simply make your own artwork, buy wallpaper with a nice Marsala-coloured print and have it framed, or find a photo online that you can print for your wall.
3. If you’re a bit hesitant to go full throttle with the colour, start small by using it on tableware or accent pieces like throw pillows, linens and table runners. A nice, aromatic touch would be to set up Marsala candles or potpourri on table tops.
4. One easy and inexpensive, yet beautiful way liven up your rooms is through blooms. Go to your nearest flower market and pick up roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, orchids, and ranunculus, all from that same Marsala palette. Mix it up by combining different flowers.