The hue that will dominate the world of home decor, fashion, and beauty for the next 365 days. Last year’s color, Radiant Orchid, continued a trend of bright, bold shades – preceded by gorgeous Emerald and festive Tangerine Tango – but that trend seems to have ended with 2014. Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala, is a lovely red-brown shade that is just perfect for giving your current home decor a little face lift.
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Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness.
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Marsala is a soft, subtle color that can vary from a worn adobe to a red wine shade. It’s easier to coordinate and decorate around than a brighter shade of red, and luckily, we’ve provided a handy guide showing you which colors pair well with Marsala.


Add elegance to any room by incorporating this rich and welcoming hue in accent pieces, accessories and paint. Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the color is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture.


Look for a spicy tone or a brighter pink and blushes to pair with Marsala. These colors, though both rich in tone, will make your pink blush accents really pop. You have a lot of options for decorating your home in Marsala. Throw cushions, candles, vases, and even faux flowers are easy ways to decorate with the warm shade. For the bold, paint the walls and ceiling of a small bathroom or powder room in Marsala. Pair it with bright white towels and faucets and it will be like walking into a jewel box every day.

The full-bodied hue is subtle enough that it can work year-round. Marsala has a bit of romance to it and I think it’s classic throughout the year. By all accounts, Marsala is easy to incorporate into your everyday style and home decor.