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Radiant Orchid is so 2014. Say hello to Marsala. Every year since 1990, the Pantone Color Institute has nominated a Color of the Year, forecasting which specific hue designers and consumers will all supposedly be using, wearing, and buying for the following 12 months. In case you hadn’t heard, Pantone has selected 18-1438, or better known as Marsala as the official color of 2015.

“Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors,” Pantone proclaimed.

Referring to as a move toward the cooler and softer side of the color spectrum, Pantone describes Marsala, “Soft, cool hues blend with subtle warm tones to create a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.”

Marsala provides a unifying element for interior spaces and pairs well with a myriad of warm summer shades and cool wintery colors. You can easily introduce this earthy rum-raisin hue to your home décor with a bold wall color or subtly with accents and accessories.

Here are a few fabulous ways to make the introduction:

– Accessories: Integrate this vibrant color by adding throw pillows, vases or even artwork featuring this color can add a pop of color in a common area.

– Paint: This reddish-brown color brings a rich warmth to interiors and can be surprisingly versatile. Pull together your palette with color hues that tie together your look, use Marsala as solid wall choice or accent wall.

– Accents: Add a touch of color in your bathroom by bringing in a solid shower curtain with this color palette or wine colored accents to transform your space.

– Pair It: Whether you want to add a new comforter in the bedroom or couch in the living area, pair it with neutrals like white, off-white or gray to create a beautiful balance in any room.

– Fresh Flowers: Peonies, hydrangeas and dahlias grow naturally in this dark red hue.

For more Pantone stylish inspirations, visit our Pantone Color of 2015, Marsala! Board on Signature Homes Pinterest. Get creative with this eccentric color that’s sure to find its way into your home and heart as your new color crush this year.

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