4 Ways to Incorporate Pantone 2015 Color of the Year – Marsala Into Your Home

The color experts at Pantone come together every year and decide on the color of the year. In 2015, Marsala became the Pantone Color of the Year. The name ‘Marsala’ can find its origins from the Italian city where the wine is famous, and the hue is a dark, earthy, red.

Though marsala may not immediately appeal as a decorating color, it can be compared to an excellent wine that is an acquired taste. It is less vibrant than previous Pantone colors which can make it easier to bring to the background of your home. When properly used, it can bring an earthy and relaxing feel to the whole room.

Here are four ways you can begin to incorporate marsala into your home:

Pantone Marsala Flower Design Wallpaper by Connection Inc. Kansas City Interior Design

Wall Accent Color

If you want to go all out with this Pantone color, consider repainting your walls or buying a wallpaper with marsala. Marsala is a muted enough color where it can ground the room and is perfect for the kitchen with its wine and earthy associations. Marsala goes well as a background color for more vibrant pieces of artwork.

Marsala Burgundy Geometric Print Rug


Marsala’s mellow color makes for an excellent textile material for rugs, pillows, and throws. It does not draw too much attention to itself and is the perfect touch to any living room or bedroom. You can choose from a more permanent move to switching out your whole living room furniture to marsala, or simply bring in an Orient rug for a season.

Marsala LampsPlanters and Vases

As marsala is such an earthy tone, it is an excellent addition to use in the outdoor areas of your home, from balcony decorations to your backyard. You can also bring this into your home with smaller elements such as vases for a centerpiece for your dining table.

Marsala Decorations Pantone 2015


If you are not confident that marsala is the color for your home, you can always start out with smaller decorations. Having a marsala table cloth or kitchenware can be a way to bring marsala colors into your home without being overwhelming. Even something as small as marsala candles can begin to bring the earthy vibe into your home.

Have you tried incorporating marsala into your home? What do you think about the choice of marsala as the color of the year? Let us know in the comments below!

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