Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year

Pantone is a corporation which dictates the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer worldwide.

Traditionally Pantone determines one color for the upcoming year that they believe will trend in graphics, fashion, and home decor.  The 2015 color of the year was recently announced to be (drum roll),  ‘Marsala’.

Pantone Marsala

via Pantone Instagram

 Marsala is a rich color full of warmth and passion.  This bold color carries an air of elegance, sophistication, and drama.  It closely resembles colors such as burgundy, red plum, cranberry, crimson, and maroon.

When it comes to fashion I must admit I’m a bit in love with it.

Marsala chiffon skirt

Marsala Coat

Marsala fashion

Marsala shoes

Marsala tie

pleated-midi-skirt Marsala

 Sources via Ebay, Popsugar, Etsy, DSW, Pinterest, Glamradar


However, in home fashion for me a little bit goes a long way.  Here are 5 ways Marsala can be successfully incorporated into your home decorating.

1. On the walls coupled with crisp white trim.

marsala painted room


2.  In the use of rugs.
Marsala in rugs





3.  In Upholstered Seating.
decorate with marsala

via TheDecorista

marsala upholstered chair

BHG via Pinterest



4.  With Accent Pillows.
Marsala colored Pillows




5. In the Bedroom with the use of Upholstered Headboards and Bedding.


Marsala throw

In choosing this collection of photos I noticed I like Marsala best against white walls and paired with grays, blues, and beiges.  Will I being adding Marsala to my home this year?  Probably not, but I’ve learned to never say never so there’s always a possibility.

In 2014 the Pantone color of the year was ‘Radiant Orchid’ a light, cheerful purple color.  I saw a slight increase in use of purple this year but nothing significant.On the other hand, the 2010 color of the year was ‘Turquoise’ and it is still booming in popularity.  It will be interesting to see if Marsala becomes a trend or not in 2015!

We truly hope you have a wonderful Christmas from our family to yours!

 Final Holiday Card with Marsala Border

And, yes, I had to add a Marsala border to our Christmas card (lol)!


Decorating with Marsala

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  2. I think Marsala on the walls looks dated. We painted our kitchen walls a very similar color (c. 2000), and finally painted over it this past year with a light cream. I am so glad it’s gone! It was sucking all the light out of the room. I don’t mind Marsala as an accent, though, but you’re right… a little goes a long way! 🙂

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