2015 Color of the Year

Marsala, Marsala

2015 means not only a new year, but new resolutions, new trends, and of course – a new 2015 color of the year. Releasing it’s ever-so anticipated decision of what color would determine the future fashion and design choices for the upcoming year, Pantone’s Marsala is one that doesn’t disappoint. Earthy, rich, and subtle, Marsala is a sophisticated and sultry color that pops dramatically when paired with neutrals such as warm taupes and greys. It is also highly compatible with warm tones of amber, umber and golden yellows, various shades of turquoise, and vibrant blues because of it’s burnished undertones. We think that the shade is dramatic and hearty, and lends itself well to various textures and finishes, such as matte, gloss, or metallic.

To help with your new year decorating and sprucing, we chose a few of our favorite home products in the marsala family in various patterns, silhouettes, and styles. Is this a trend that you’ll be embracing this year? See below to kick start your year off with a healthy dose of marsala inspiration!

Marsala 2015 Color of the Year

 1. Frett in Crimson Fabric     2. Chalk Paint Red Primer     3. Lattice Pillow    4. Crimson Stripe Rug     5. Red Jute Woven Rug     6. Wall Clock     7. Maple Leaf Red Paint     8. Anya Geranium Pillow

Marsala’s Color Versatility from Pantone

  • Equally appealing to men and women, Marsala is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories, one that encourages color creativity and experimentation
  • Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great go-to color for beauty, providing enormous highlight for the cheek, and a captivating pop of color for nails, shadows lips and hair.
  • Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors
  • An earthy shade with a bit of sophistication, texture is the story in print and packaging. A matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding a sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury.

Marsala 2015 Color of the Year

PHOTO: c/o ThibautMarsala 2015 Color of the Year
PHOTO: left-c/o Thibaut, right-Tierra Del Lagarto

A Little or A Lot

From full wall coverings to accent pieces, Marsala makes a grand impression in any room. Pair it with neutrals, or let it make a bold statement on it’s own.


 1. Clay .05     2. Create .05     3. Maple Leaf Red     4. Brick Red

Marsala 2015 Color of the Year

PHOTO: c/o Irvine Robinson InteriorsMarsala 2015 Color of the Year


 1. Jeffrey Fabric    2. Spicer Red Fabric    3. Tote Brick Fabric    4. Frett in Crimson Fabric

Marsala 2015 Color of the Year

PHOTO: c/o Bungalow 56

Entertaining in Marsala

When entertaining, look for foods and floral arrangements in this rich and robust color. Incorporate it in unique ways such as dinnerware, cocktailssauces, and desserts. 

Marsala 2015 Color of the Year

PHOTO: c/o Sana Keefer

Make a Statement

Having an upholstered piece in a rich color like Marsala can add dimension and interest to a neutral space. See below for some of our favorite bordeaux colored pieces from LEE Industries.  


1. Extra Long Sofa      2. Ottoman     3. Leather Ottoman     4. Leather Armchair     5. Slipcovered Chair     6. Arch Headboard

Conover, NC

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Commitment to the environment has been their priority since 1969, so it's no surprise that Lee Industries offers innovative, bio-based upholstery as the standard. See their stylish leather-upholstered furniture and new outdoor line.

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