Pantone’s color of the year 2015 was named after the sweet Sicilian wine, Marsala. Not an easy choice for home decoration, but with no doubt a very interesting one. Marsala is a warm red color with brown undertones perfect to use with neutrals and grays. But as Lee Eiseman proposes, it can really take off with complementary colors such as turquoise or golden yellows.

Interested in incorporating Marsala in your home? Here are some unconventional ideas for inspiration:

marsala-roche-boboisSource: Roche-bobois

A matte – powdery Marsala on the wall, bonds great with gloss finished surfaces. Though using Marsala on the whole wall can be tricky, the wooden panels balance wittily the final result.

marsala ethnic bohemian

Source: Lonny

When combined with blues and oranges, Marsala can result to a sophisticated bohemian style. Pay attention to the different textures that are used, the metal table, the bamboo framings and tray table and also the different patterns on the rug and cushions. Still everything looks so well-balanced.

marsala oriental weavers

Source: Homedecorideas

Neutrals and beiges can be boring, but this isn’t the case. The sofa and armchair float on the “Optic” rug from Oriental Weavers featuring Marsala. Some cushions are used as accents to bring the eye up off from the floor.

marsala W-box

Source: Flodeau

Marsala – teal – pastels, an unexpected combination and yet so interesting. Retro references and a modern view of a storage unit.

marsala chairs cassidy hughes

Source: Cassidy Hughes

Some Marsala accents can bring life to a minimalistic space. In this case this color is used only on the dining room chairs while gray and white dominate the rest of the space.

masrala inbani

Source: Inbani

Marsala works beautifully with whites and clear lines, so using it in the bathroom can become quite original. This combination is full of elegance and timeless style.

marsala mohd

Source: Mohd

For Marsala skeptics: If you doubt for the durability of this trend, don’t invest in expensive pieces. Instead, you can focus on rugs, cushions, throws, dinnerware sets, candlesticks, vases, paintings, or even flowers in order to bring this color into your space.

For more color pairings check out the official pantone’s page, here

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