Pantone’s 2015 Colour Of The Year: How To Incorporate It Into Your Home

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  • Ellen Ripa

Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us into its embracing warmth. — Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute®

Each year, Pantone designates a colour to take the role of ‘Colour of the Year’. This colour then influences the shades that will dominate the runway, makeup counters and our homes. Although you won’t want to change your entire home decor for a shade that is set to on trend for one particular year, here are a few ways you can incorporate the colour into your home without breaking the bank.

‘Marsala’ is a warm but muted wine shade which means it comes across as more earthy and subtle than a deeper burgundy. It complements neutral shades such as white, grey and earth tones.

In the living room
Changing the colour of your walls can be daunting, especially in a larger room. A good way to experiment with a bit of colour is to choose one wall which will serve as the focal, statement wall of the room. It doesn’t necessarily have to be the largest wall in the room, it could be the wall with the most artwork or with a fireplace for example.

In the kitchen
It doesn’t have to be your walls or furniture that that are used for accent colours. It could simply be your kitchen utensils, crockery or even kitchen towels.

In the bathroom
If you prefer to go for light, fresh colours in your bathroom (which most of us do) – try adding some Marsala toned towels or a Marsala toothbrush holder.

In the bedroom
An easy way to update your bedroom is to simply change the cushions either on your bed or on a chair or to add a throw. This is an easy way to add a pop of colour without changing your whole room, but it will still have an impact on the overall feel of the room.

Will you be incorporating any ‘Marsala’ into your home?