Interior design with Marsala pantone colour of the year

Interior Design with the Pantone colour of the year – Meet Marsala!

Every year Pantone LLC (the leading authority on colour) choose an on-trend colour to be the colour of the year – to inspire and induce colour creativity. This year the earthy warm robust red of Marsala is set to be a key influencer, not just within the home, but in aspects of life such as fashion and beauty (already purchased our Marsala inspired nail varnish!).

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Go for it!

Marsala makes a striking addition to a room, adding warmth and depth. But, it is quite dark, so make sure you are aware of the light levels (and changing light levels) within the room(s) you are thinking of introducing to marvellous Marsala. Look at natural light, and the accent, task and main lighting you have in the room. Will you need to update your lighting or add more sources of light if you introduce large expanses of Marsala, such as a feature wall? How will Marsala change the atmosphere and mood of your room if you go for it on a large-scale?

Here is some inspiration:

House Beautiful on a passion for homes blog marsala pantone

House Beautiful

House Beautiful on a passion for homes interior blog marsala pantone

House Beautiful

Build Direct  on a passion for homes interior blog marsala pantone

Build Direct

As an accent colour or feature

Marsala is a very dominant colour, so using it as an accent is ideal. A feature wall, cushions, throws, rugs, a statement piece of furniture – it all depends on your personal taste, budget and the appropriateness of the colour for your home (a light home can take more of the rich, robust colour than say a cosy cottage, where soft furnishings will benefit from the warmth of the tone, but maybe not all four walls!).

Images from Hommcps, Houzz and Deloitte Blinds

Colours to tone with Marsala:

Marsala is pretty versatile as a colour to tone with other beautiful colours, from grey, to gold, to green, to cream, to browns. Personally, we love Marsala mixed with metallic copper accessories – an extremely engaging partnership of warmth, depth and shine, mixing two on-trend home design elements for 2015.

However you introduce Marsala into your home, don’t forget www.checkatrade.com can help you find trusted trades people in your area to help you with your project, from painters and decorators, to plumbers, carpenters and interior designers.

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