How to Work With the Colour of the Year

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Pantone, the global colour authority, selected PANTONE® 18-1438 Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red, as the Colour of the Year for 2015.

Pantone says of Marsala:

  • Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings colour warmth into home interiors
  • An earthy shade with a bit of sophistication. A matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding a sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury.

Marsala for Interiors
Nurturing and fulfilling, Marsala is a natural fit for the kitchen and dining room – making it ideal for tabletops, small appliances and fabrics throughout the home.

Get The Look

Vetreo damson provides the eye catching glamour while the subtle warmth of vetreo biscotti brings colour and warmth into the home.
Vetreo damson provides the eye catching glamour while the subtle warmth of vetreo biscotti brings colour and warmth into the home.

Colour Connections

This shade combines dramatically with neutrals, including warmer taupes and grays. Because of its burnished undertones, sultry Marsala is highly compatible with amber, umber and golden yellows, greens in both turquoise and teal, and blues in the more vibrant range. See some suggested combinations below:

Pantone Colour Swatches

About the PANTONE Colour of the Year

For 15 years, Pantone’s Colour of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.

See more at www.pantone.com/ColoroftheYear.

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