Meet Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year: Marsala

As if we needed another excuse to beat the winter blues, today Pantone announced its 2015 color of the year — drumroll, please — Marsala! While it’s more subdued than colors of years past, the warm, earthy, full-bodied hue is forecasted to make its way into fashion, beauty, and home furnishings within the next year. In fact, we’re already seeing it crop up in storefronts and makeup aisles, so today we’re sharing a few ways to cozy up your decor with this new color trend.

 

Nearly-neutral Marsala offers just enough color to pump up a color scheme without overpowering it, which is why it’s so great for layering. Touches of Marsala on the lamp, rug, and pillows comfortably combine with indigo, cream, and wood tones in this living room.
 

This kitchen proves Marsala isn’t just for fancy dinners. Give your island or cabinets a fresh look with paint. Distressed finishes and spicy colors dial up the drama in this folksy kitchen, where cream, yellow, and warm wood tones pair perfectly with subtle splashes of Marsala.
 

If you’re not ready to fully commit to Marsala, start with an accent piece. This white and wood foyer gets a pop of color thanks to the simple addition of a wine-red chair.
 
 
Tell us! What do you think of Pantone’s 2015 color of the year? How will you decorate with Marsala?