It’s 2015 and Pantone announced the color of the year was an earthy wine color called Marsala. I gotta admit that I cringed a little when I heard the news. This is not really my favorite color in the universe….it’s very robust and grounded (I’ve heard some grosser descriptions…blood clot red? eww.)…and I tend to gravitate toward more clean and crisp colors…but I do see how it can be appealing to a lot of folks. A lot of home decor trends are first seen in the fashion world (Missoni = chevron) and this is a really flattering color for most skin tones, so if the saying is true that you should pick colors for your home that you look good in….this could be a heavy weight winner.
I can also see how it can be a trending color for interiors especially in the fall season, for those that love southwestern inspired pieces and when it comes to traditional textiles (seriously…google “persian rug” and this color is in every single floor covering.) So I am sharing this color with ya because I did find some home items that are Marsala-inspired that struck my fancy. Some are more red, some less brown, some less muted than the true Marsala but I think they all capture that warm full-bodied feeling that comes with Pantone’s color of the year.
So do you have this color in your home? Are you rocking a marsala lipstick? Or maybe this color only makes an appearance when you get a little reckless with your glass of red wine? Spill those details. Literally…not figuratively 🙂