Yikes – I’ve seen A LOT of negative commentary on Pantone’s pick for 2015 Color of Year. They selected Marsala, an earthy wine color that I’ve seen called everything from “80’s mauve” to “boring neutral of the year”. Haters gonna hate, hate, hate…
Around here, we like to stay more positive! Plus, how could we hate on a color named after wine? It seems that when the new color is released each year, people yay or nay it based on whether they’d want to paint it onto their walls. Even though I went crazy last year and painted a closet Radiant Orchid, I think imagining the color of the year on the walls is the wrong approach. It’s more about whether we want to wear it and accessorize our homes with it.
I’m loving that they choose a color that looks amazing with gold, gray, & navy. It’s just another potential accent to mix with my favorite existing trends! With that it mind, I found 6 great ways to add Marsala to our lives for 2015. Post contains some affiliate links.
1. Aztec Cascade Cardigan Sweater • Charlotte Russe • $12.49
2. UGG Cambridge • UGG • $169.95
3. Bear // Calm Art Print • Amy Hamilton • $17-$58
4. Autumn Inkblot Pillow • Olivia Joy StClaire • $20
5. essie nail color essie® Nail Color – Raspberry • Essie • $8.49
6. La Regale Colorblock Chainmail Pouch Clutch • La Regale • $25.49–29.96
Cute stuff, right??? It does feel like more of a fall/winter seasonal color to me, so I’ll be interested to see how it plays out in the spring & summer. Don’t miss Pantone’s reveal page for the color. There are some GORGEOUS photographs!
What do you think about Marsala?
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Angela, blue i style says
I don’t dislike Marsala as a color – I like it in clothes and accessories! I just have a harder time imagining it in my home because it just doesn’t blend with the colors I typically choose. I actually do have a chair that color in my den that I was just thinking of reupholstering because the color wasn’t working for me…but maybe I’ll give it another chance! Thanks for taking a positive view of Marsala! 🙂
Melissa George says
I like it in clothes, accessories, and to drink!
I adore this color. It’ warm and comforting. It is on my main foyer wall and as accents in my living room. I get compliments on it all the time. I was a bit scared to use it in such a big way but it is beautiful.I’m glad I was brave and went for it.
I agree with you, Melissa. I’m going to embrace it! I think it would work with accessorizing best too 🙂
I really like the color for personal use and also as an accent in a bedroom, bathroom/powder room, or den. Don’t know if I would use it as a wall color for a room unless it was an accent wall.
Shelia @ House of Highlands says
Hmmm…I love it for fashion clothes but I am not quite there yet for home décor. I’m sure I’ll start to like it once I get used to it…I love, love radiant orchid – I even painted fabric on a wing back chair in this color – it looks terrific!
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CJ Ponce says
I am LOVING IT! couldn’t wait to start my monthly wardrobe challenge. I appreciate the positive Marsala reviews.