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Marsala: Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year

Pantone recently announced their 2015 color of the year: Marsala. Described as “a naturally robust and earthy wine red,” this hue is strong and warm, making it a lovely color to add into your home.


The Power of Red

Red is an extremely energetic color, but for some, it can be hard to balance it before it becomes too much. Thankfully, there are variations to work with. While Marsala would be considered part of the red family, it resembles more of a burgundy, which is a sophisticated and less energetic version of true red. When it comes to personality, burgundy is said to indicate ambition, controlled power, and dignified ambition.

About Marsala

This strong, warm color can be best described by Pantone’s press release:

“While PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, the captivating 2014 color of the year, encouraged creativity and innovation, Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

“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.”

When it comes to what the color can do for your home, here’s what Pantone has to say:

“Complex and full-bodied without overpowering, Marsala provides a unifying element for interior spaces. Add elegance to any room by incorporating this rich and welcoming hue in accent pieces, accessories and paint. Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the color is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture.

Nurturing and fulfilling, Marsala is a natural fit for the kitchen and dining room making it idea for tabletop, small appliances and linens throughout the home. The hue will be especially prominent in striping and floral patterns found in printed placemats, dinnerware, bedding and throws.”

Decorating with [Burgundy] Red

Marsala will be a wonderful color to add a touch of sophistication and glamour to your home. According to Pantone, Marsala is compatible with colors such as amber, golden yellows, vibrant blues and greens like turquoise and teal (color pairings can be found here). Be sure to search Pinterest for some creative ways to use 2015’s color of the year in your home and don’t forget to check out our beautiful red fabrics in store or online.

When you are looking for a fabric store near you in Plano, stop by our Cutting Corners location in Dallas, on Midway Road for great deals on discount designer fabrics. You will find something for every home interior project from gorgeous drapery fabrics to light weight cottons and luxurious Dupioni Silks.

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