Last year it was Radiant Orchid, but this year Pantone have named their colour of the year as Marsala. It’s a deep and rich red hue that works perfectly throughout the seasons. In summer it can evoke memories of Sangria and exotic sunshine, but in the winter, it’s in the leaves of the trees and the crackle of the fire. If you’re looking to effectively feature a dash of this earthy tone in your home this year, we have some simple tips.
If you would like to explore painting with Marsala, but are worried about redecorating a whole room, or even a statement wall, then one option might be to highlight an architectural feature that runs through the room – your skirting boards. If your walls are pale, this will make them appear even lighter and create a nice contrast throughout your living space. Make sure you treat them properly before painting, depending on the type of surface and current finish, to ensure this contemporary look will work for you.
No room would be complete without beautiful lighting, presenting a perfect opportunity to add a splash of Marsala. Pendant lamps are bang on trend at the moment, and can soften the look of a room with their curved edges. Fuse together the rustic and industrial by featuring a Marsala toned desk lamp, this not only functions as a reading light for when you’re curled up on a two seater sofa but also brings a cool, edgy vibe.
Another way to add some pops of this colour to your space is to feature it in wall art. If you can’t find a print you like then why not try creating your own using some off-cuts of wallpaper placed in interesting frames? This is not only a cost effective solution, it also means that you’ve got your own personal art pieces on the wall.
There are so many ways you can inject picturesque and austere Marsala into your home. Using it in large amounts can give a sense of countrified glamour, but if you prefer small finishing touches then you can easily achieve a refined sophistication. If you need more inspiration then take a look at our Marsala Pinterest board for some ideas, hints and tips.
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