January 28, 2015 | Home & Happiness Team | Comments Off on Make Room for Marsala, Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year
Twice a year, our merchants travel to the Atlanta Gift Show to purchase amazing items for our customers. They returned from their most recent trip talking about Marsala.
No, not wine. Not a delectable chicken dish, either. Marsala is Pantone’s Color of the Year 2015, and it has quickly become one of the year’s must-have home décor trends. At the Atlanta Gift Show, our merchants found Marsala making big statements on the floor.
Marsala is warm, earthy and, in many ways, timeless
We’ve talked recently about other 2015 home décor trends, and those will continue throughout the year. Marsala is another trend to add to the list, and it’s one that works well with many other major trends: natural textures, warm metallic accents and neutral grays.
Marsala is a warm, gender-neutral wine color that works well regardless of your decorating style. Pantone describes it by saying it is “a naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.”
Sounds like a wonderful shade to surround yourself with, doesn’t it? We love that Pantone has chosen a shade subtle enough to have staying power; it’s a trend that doesn’t look trendy.
You don’t have to reinvent your home’s look to incorporate this hue
Marsala also offers a lot of flexibility. As one of our buyers put it: “The nice thing about Marsala is that there are many colors in the same color range. You don’t have to purchase accessories or fabric in the exact color of ‘Marsala’ to be on trend. A shade close to Marsala works just as well.”
The versatility of the color is clear, as it combines flawlessly with various colors and patterns including stripes, Jacobean florals and plaids.
In fact, you might already have shades of the year’s hottest color throughout your home—particularly if you’re a fan of Country Curtains. Our Hearthwood Stripe in Black, Hatfield in Antique and Greenwich Plaid in Cream feature shades of Marsala.
After all this talk of Marsala, we don’t blame you if you change up your living room décor—or even this week’s dinner menu—to pay homage to the color of the year.