Sunday, January 4th, 2015 A closer look at how to use Pantone’s Color of the Year around the house

2015 — The Year of Marsala

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Now that it’s officially the year of Marsala, according to Pantone, tell us, will you use the color around the home? The choice for Color of the Year seemed pulled out of thin air to me. However, I like earthy tones, and Marsala brings to mind a Moroccan souk, Turkish kilims and terracotta in Spanish Colonial and other Mediterranean architecture. I can imagine it as a nighttime lip color or suede boots. Here are a few ways we like it in interior design.

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Room by Scott Sanders LLC

Marsala looks great on the walls in a dining room or library; here, interior designer Scott Sanders has toned it down with light trimwork up to chair rail height.

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photo via Remodelista/Domestic Architecture

It’s also yummy in a kitchen as a splash with gray and natural wood tones.

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I also like Marsala in a mix of other hues from its red color family, like in this cozy wool rug, or seen in the colors of a brick wall.

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So, do you have any marsala in your home? If not, do you plan to add any? What do you think of these color of the year projections? Please chime in!

About Becky:
Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the Editorial Director here on Hatch, you can find me talking design over at Houzz. Make me happy — leave a comment!

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the Editorial Director here on Hatch, you can find me talking design over at Houzz. Make me happy — leave a comment!

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  1. Janet Miyashiro says:

    January 13th, 2015 at 10:48 am (#)

    I have the color “Rusty Nail” in my dining room. It’s similiar to Marsala, which admittedly has a more appetizing name. I painted this room ten years ago and keep touching up rather than chnaging to another color because I love it. It’s warm and deep without being suffocating, and goes great with blue. I must say it’s a surprise to find, ten years later, this color is now the hippest out there.

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