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Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala

Friday, March 20th 2015 by

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Described as “a robust and earthy wine red”, Marsala 18-1438 is Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year.

For the past 15 years, The Pantone Color Institute has chosen a ‘Color of The Year’, which often serves as a good indication of what to expect in the coming year across fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.

After the brighter colours of the past few years, Marsala has been welcomed for its warm and seductive tones, suiting both masculine and feminine schemes. It is a rich shade exuding elegance and style, with a sense of wealth and luxury.

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Maldon Claret, Circuit Infrared, Harvard Cranberry, Rhode Island Russet, Diego Mulberry, Arcadia Strawberry, Sybill Lantern, Ashton Antique, Princeton Cranberry, Liaison Grape

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, describes Marsala as a “hardy, robust, satisfying, fulfilling” colour. With its handsome earthy tones it works beautifully with neutral shades, such as greys, taupes and beiges. But also successfully pairs with bright saturated colours such as teal and gold.

As Eisman suggests, “It’s a color that you can mix with what you already own. You can add just a touch of it… It is not the color that swallows the world.”

As such, there is no need to be extravagant; small accents can create a big effect. Consider a beautiful occasional chair in rich velvet upholstery or a floral accent cushion with pops of colour.

Marsala’s versatility allows it to work well in traditional and modern interiors, and is a colour that will stand the test of time.

What do you think of the 2015 choice? How will you use it?

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Samur Watermelon, Houston Paprika, Denver Paprika, Simbra Chili, Clarksville Crimson, Kendi Flame, Lumiere Rose, Ashcroft Encore Cabernet, Grandiflora Heritage, Columbus Crimson

marsala fabrics 01Aryana Heritage, Jacksonville Paprika, Hydrangea Lantern, Tulipano Crimson, Harlow Heritage, Esprit Berry, Eprit Merlot, Bellary Shiraz, Husk Russet, Stamford Crimson, Chai Lantern

If you’re thinking of incorporating Marsala tones into your interior, take a look at our Pinterest board for more inspiration.

For more information on ‘Colour of The Year’, take a look at Pantone‘s website.

Inspiration images sourced from Pinterest.

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