It’s time to raise your glass to rich, robust Marsala–Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year. “Marsala enriches mind, body and soul; exuding confidence and stability,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. With its grounding red-brown undertones, Marsala is a complex, full-bodied hue; a refreshingly-restrained pop of color in highly varietal shades that are not too bright, not too subdued. Indeed, Marsala is pretty much right for just everything from comfy chairs to sophisticated stoves.
Despite its 19th century silhouette, the Printed Parker armchair looks mod because it’s sheathed in an abstract colorful print. Look up and see the trend with an Enameled Metal Industrial pendant light in shiny Marsala. Although BlueStar ranges come in over 750 colors, they predict Marsala as the must-have ingredient for every stylish kitchen. The Clover coffee table is a colorful take on mid-century modern while the U.K.’s Timorous Beasties has everyone buzzing about their abstract, funky wallpaper dubbed Bloody Empire and dripping in…Marsala.
As a naturally earthy hue, Marsala works beautifully when paired with floors that have warm brown and gray undertones–colors also derived from nature.
French Oak laminate (Caraway color shown here) has the natural colorations and rich texture of oak. Adura Mix luxury vinyl tile (Fossil color shown here) is a unique combo wood/stone visual with linear graining effects and subtle stone texture. And for a hint of texture and subtle color variation, try Adura Crete luxury vinyl tile (Relic color shown here).
Wilderness porcelain tile (Dry Kindle color shown here) combines the natural beauty of a classic American hardwood with the durability of 100% certified porcelain (it’s 30% stronger than granite). Cambridge LVS (Greystone color shown here) captures all the realism and authentic beauty of natural slate. Black Mountain Oak LVS (Coal color shown here) is a modern rustic wood design distinguished by a fine sawn finishing technique and natural distressing.
Isn’t it time you popped the cork on color? Marsala makes it easy to do.