Marsala Color of the Year Roundup


Every winter, the Pantone Color Institute names its Color of the Year. This shade represents Pantone’s prediction of what the public at large will wear, use as their preferred makeup colors, and decorate their homes with in the year ahead. Coined after the wine of the same name, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015 is Marsala: a full-bodied red, somewhere between a deep rose and a warm brown. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone opines, “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… home furnishings[,] and interiors.”


To illustrate the Color of the Year in action, I’ve put together several images of the color Marsala in fashion and decor. Click on the arrow below to begin.

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Interior designers Carey Maloney and Hermes Mallea created a stunning kitchen for a New York town house, centered around a burgundy La Cornue Chateau 150 range. “Everything else recedes into the background,” Maloney says. “I mean look at that stove doing its thing — you don’t need any more statements.” Image via House Beautiful.

Color of the Year La Cournue Stove

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Author: Sarah Sarna

Interior Designer and Editor helping intelligent women unlock their style and own it, à la: decorating, fashion, beauty, and beyond.