Friday, January 23, 2015

FRIDAYfinds! - Are you a Marsala fan?

We're talking about the COLOR


not the wine...

Get ready to see a lot more of this lusty color in 2015!

As Pantone's Color of the Year,
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute
describes it this way,
"This earthy yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily
to fashion, beauty, industrial design
home furnishings and interiors"

It's not everyone's favorite, but the way I see it,
it's gorgeous translated into this rich damask fabric, 
 a quilted Chanel bag....

via google images

via Manolo Blahnik
these to-die-for Manolos!


But how is this sophisticated hue going to 
make its way into the interior design world?

via Surya
We're already seeing it woven into lush geometric rugs and accent pillows.

Use it as the foundation for your color scheme with an area rug, accent wall
via google images

Make it the focal point with one singular piece like this sofa.

I also see it popping up as a small detail...
Kravet trims
as a trimming on neutral drapes or
border on a sofa skirt.
A little goes a long way!

My take on this color?
I'm intrigued.  
There's something very familiar about it,
almost a throwback to the terra cotta of the 70's
but much more intense.
Not quite 80's burgundy either.
It's both new and old, which I find interesting.

I'm excited to see the newest translations 
at High Point Market in April!
I'll be circling back to this so keep in touch.



  1. Like marsala in nail polish and accessories. Prefer the blue that model is wearing in first photo over the wine tone. I'll also take the wine! Thanks for the design photos! Glenda

  2. You're welcome, Glenda! Thanks for your comment. There's more to come with this color. Stay tuned...