Marsala

Pantone Color(s) of the Year by Shanna Shryne

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Move over Marsala....for the first time in the history of color, Pantone has selected two colors.

ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY

A softer take on color, these two inspire peace, balance, and tranquility.  According to the brand, they also transcend cultural and gender blurs.

I love the combination of these two colors. The warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue demonstrate an inherent balance. These shades evoke a type of sunset that makes you stop in your tracks.

Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. It is a great color to mix with neutrals and a black and white color palette.

Serenity is weightless and airy, like a blue sky, bringing feelings of relaxation even in turbulent times. It is still a color that is growing on me and I have found the conceptual images below as ways to bring these two color palettes into your home and decor. 

I spy our Marble Oval Table in the shot above! 

2015 Color Of The Year by RAC

The change of the year means NEW trends, colors, styles, and patterns. To kick off 2015, we bring you the color of the year, MARSALA.  A naturally robust and earthy red-brown hue, this color is warm and welcoming, yet elegant and sophisticated.  

From its red-brown roots, the color Marsala is very adaptable and is well suited to both feminine and masculine interiors. 

Due to the deepness of this hue, it is often best to introduce this color through accents in interiors. This color looks especially rich when used on textured surfaces such as rugs and upholstered pieces.

Whether Marsala is used on flat or textured surfaces, the hue pairs well with neutrals such as warm taupes and grays. The color also works well with golden yellows and vibrant blues because of it burnished undertones.

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We've rounded up our favorite marsala-colored items to show you just how stunning the color of the year is. 

Happy New Year!