Yesterday Pantone, the leading authority on color, announced Marsala Pantone 2015 Color of the year. They describe Marsala as “A natural robust and earthly wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls”. Pantone.com
At first, I thought it was in the brown family so I got out my Marsala Pantone color deck. I’ve circled it above, you can see it is in the red section with just enough brown added to make it warm and friendly.
Close matches of some commercial paint companies to Marsala Pantone. Benjamin Moore-warm earth, Glidden – Rusty red, Behr – Pompeian Red.
In-person interior design consulting, especially for color, will never be replaced by the internet. True color is one of the most difficult to convey on the computer screen since monitors have differing color settings.
Keeping this in mind, Marsala sometimes appears rust, red or brown. Holding a color sample in your hand is best so pick up one of the paint samples or order a swatch directly from Pantone.
Color Values of Marsala in Pantone, Hex and RGB.
I use the color’s formula when specifying in my graphic design software. While it will never be the exact color on the computer screen or phone, it is a close representation.
A collection of descriptive words I found on social media from interior designers across the country. Love it or hate it, Pantone’s Marsala is it for 2015.
Nail lacquer by OPI aptly named “OP-I Love This Color”
A Sutton, MA living room uses Marsala in the window treatments. Silk swags and cascades with embroidery highlight the hints of Marsala Pantone in the sofa and carpet.
Marsala walls were the ideal selection for this formal living room repurposing – A wine tasting room!. The gold and taupe of the custom draperies pair well with Marsala in this Shrewsbury, MA room.
Custom decorative pillows bring out the tones of Marsala in this Holden, MA leather sofa. Rich gold is a natural partner to Marsala.
Various fabrics with Marsala make up this custom pillow that enhances the leather chair.
A classic Cape Cod style home in Southbridge, MA draws on the warmth of Marsala background fabric for the custom bedding and draperies.
An array of mixed fabric pillows with pops of Marsala in Worcester, MA.
Timeless design in this room I did about 20 years ago. Rustic New England style with rich woods, terracotta flooring, antiques and custom window treatments. This Southbridge, MA room may be in a farmhouse anywhere in New England today.
Marsala Pantone Color of the Year for 2015. It’s all about wine, cheers!
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