Cozy up to the Pantone Color of the Year for 2015: Meet Marsala
If last year’s “Radiant Orchid” seemed a bit too bold for you, we have good news.
This year, Pantone, the color company, announced its color of the year for 2015, and it’s a shade that homeowners might really warm up to.
The bright purple-pink hue of last year has faded, and a warm shade called Marsala has taken its place. True to its roots, this wine-colored hue has an earthy quality—perhaps a bit more brown than your average shade of wine.
It’s a color that delights interior designers.
Kansas City-based interior designer Melody Davidson says a little “Radiant Orchid” went a long way.
“The only times I saw it used well was in small quantities in patterns along with yellows, blues and grays,” says the owner of Interiors by Melody. “But Marsala is rich, has depth and will work well as an accent color for a wall, accessories and even furniture and window treatments.”
It is, the designer notes, a more sophisticated, complex color, with red and deep brown undertones. “This makes it work well with earth tones, as well as the grays that have been prevalent the last couple of years,” she says.
Those in the retail industry are also excited about the 2015 color of the year.
“With rustic accents and more natural looks continuing to be popular in home décor, it only makes sense for the color of the year to echo that trend,” says Chrissy Madison, spokeswoman for Pier 1 Imports. “Additionally, the versatility of Marsala makes it a great option for home décor, whether it’s the dominant wall color, a subtle accent or anything in between.”
For savvy shoppers ready to let go of that “Radiant Orchid” glow, we offer a few suggestions of ways to warm up your home with the newest shade on the block:
New kid on the block
Fall in love with this shade right away by placing it at your feet. At 6-by-9 feet, this rug will draw plenty of attention. Blocks rug, $449.95, pier1.com
Out of your gourd
We found this set, which also comes in gold, at a deep discount when we shopped around (though the full price is listed). These classic lamps will add a formal touch to any room. Safavieh Amy Gourd two-piece glass lamp set, $394.99, kohls.com
We love the price point, the pattern and most of all, the color of these pretty plates, bowls and other pieces. Clara dinnerware, $5.95-$6.95, pier1.com
These come in an array of colors, but the Marsala towels will give your home an instant color update for 2015. Kenneth Cole Reaction Home towel collection, $19.99 for bath towel, bedbathandbeyond.com