Pantone 2015 Color of the Year – Marsala

Happy 2015! We hope everyone had a wonderful New Years eve, and was able to ring in the new year with positivity. As part of the New Year in the design world, we always look forward to Pantone releasing the season’s newest colors, as well as their pick for Color of The Year. This year the color is a luxurious burgundy, Marsala.

marsala pantone color

The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors.Add elegance to any room by incorporating this rich and welcoming hue in accent pieces, accessories and paint. Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the color is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture.

marsala paint color

Try it in a gloss for a high impact statement. This perfectly accents the architectural details in the walls and crown molding below.

Or tone it down to an almost matte finish paired with contemporary furnishings for a real zen feel.


Trim is the perfect place to feature Marsala. It allows so much interest and bright color into a space without overpowering it.

marsala paint color trim

Keep a bedroom serene, chic, and cozy with this color as well. Simple furnishings and metal accents help to pull the look together.

This color works so naturally as an accent wall or statement feature, like on a door or above the fireplace. It can easily be the center of the home or room, but easily blends into its elegant surroundings.

Try Marsala in an eclectic atmosphere, and use items like an abstract painting or high polish and glass light fixtures to bring the space together. This color translates across many different styles, so it’s easy to pull a room together with many different elements, while still maintaing a cohesive finished product.

Where would you put Marsala in your home?

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