Marsala 18-1438 – How to Use Pantone’s Colour of the Year

There’s always a huge buzz around colour giant Pantone’s colour of the year. We’re absolutely loving 2015’s deep red Marsala shade because it’s rich, earthy, versatile and luxurious, just like a good red wine. Whether you choose to wear it or paint your walls for it, here are a few tips we put together for making the most of this rich burgundy tone.

1. Going grey

Everyone is utterly obsessed with grey right now when it comes to interiors and it’s a trend that’s sure to stick around. Deep marsala looks fantastic painted on a feature wall surrounded by soft grey walls and furnishings.


2. Crown Jewels

Marsala is certainly one of the very finest jewel tones around, so why not take it to the next level by decorating an entire room like a palace? Emerald, royal blue and deep teal look fantastic with marsala for an intense and bold feel.


3. Go for Gold

We’ve long been fully obsessed with gold, so pairing rich marsala with gold was a total no brainer. The two warm and luxurious tones work fantastically well together. Gold light fittings, cushions and metallic wall decals will make this deep red pop.


4. Get Lippy

This colour could hardly be more perfect as a lipstick and works amazingly on any and every skin tone. Keep it modern with a matte look or get glam by adding a high shine gloss on top.


5. Warm It Up

Neutral pure white walls are going nowhere fast but if you’ve overdone it with the emulsion and have a home which looks more like a lab than a cosy corner, one wall of warm marsala can really help to add a touch of spice.


6. Soft Furnishings

Thankfully for those of us with kids, soft furnishings look amazing in a deep marsala colour which really do hide a multitude of sins. Paired with neutrals and plenty of cushions, deep reds make a room feel warm and inviting


7. Ethnic Accents

Deep marsala red is the perfect excuse to bring in rich Turkish rugs, ornate Moroccan lamps and vases and tactile wall hangings in a whole range of patterns and colours.


8. Country Lodge

This deep colour is ideal for creating a cosy country lodge feel. Add stag heads, tartan and chandeliers for a warm, inviting and luxurious look.


9. Fun Florals

Fresh flowers in deep reds, deep blue or even black look edgy, interesting and stylish against neutral design schemes.


10. Black and White

Black and white next to marsala looks unexpected and stylish, whilst really making the deep wine colour pop. Resulting in a great modern and traditional mix-up, black and white photography, paintings or even a chequered floor gives just the right amount of drama.


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