Everything’s Turning Up Marsala
What’s in a color? For homeowners, it can set the mood, tone, and atmosphere of a room, while also serving as a palette and lifestyle landscape. Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color, recently unveiled what it claims to be the Color of 2015 – marsala.
A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Pantone notes the color is “much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”
The company further explains that the 2015 spring fashion runways were rich with the hue that seems to be bound to make its way into everyone’s life this year. Its warmth, versatility, and sophistication were also factors in its selection.
Homeowners looking to integrate this sassy shade of red into their interiors can find guidance on the company’s website, as it provides an array of palettes and pairings. Many designers are already touting how it complements grays, which has become a popular room color in recent years. Its use in the home is suggested to provide a unifying element, adding elegance, particularly in accent pieces like furniture, rugs, small appliances, and linens.
Curious what last year’s color was? It was radiant orchid, and 2013 was from the cool end of the spectrum with emerald. And in 2012 it was tangerine tango.