Tuesday, 14 April 2015


Marsala has been chosen as the colour of the year 2015. It’s a naturally robust and earthy wine red. Marsala makes for an elegant grounded statement colour when used on its own or as a strong accent colour. Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the colour is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture. A matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour, luxury and sophistication.

Marsala combines well with neutrals. Because of its burnished undertones, sultry Marsala is highly compatible with amber, golden yellows, greens, turquoise, teal, and blues. Pairing it with black, white, ivory and glimmers of metallics is also a glam way of using it.

It is equally appealing to both men and women. The key things that will differentiate interiors with Marsala color into masculine or feminine are shapes, additional colors and finishes. For feminine décor use gold, brass or silver to brighten up the walls. You can also soften the look by using at least two to three shades of Marsala in the room. For a more masculine look use more clean lines simple colour pallet and lower amount of textures.

How to use this colour in your homes—
·       As an accent – A bit of Marsala’s earthy hue may be all you need to freshen up your interiors. Add an easy chair, lampshade, or cushions of this colour and this will add instant freshness to your interiors.
·       As an anchor – If you have neutral interiors you can add Marsala to anchor the room by using it in the form of a rug or an accent wall. This will instantly anchor your room and add warmth to an otherwise cold monotonous interior space.
·       As a backdrop - With the popularity of wall coverings and graphic images on walls, Marsala can offer the ideal backdrop to a traditional, transitional or more modern room. A wall covering with varied shades of Marsala can create texture and interest in any room.

The best rooms for dark rich colors are those that are north facing; working with the lack of light to create a sophisticated yet cozy atmosphere. You must remember to incorporate artificial lighting to such rooms. So if you want classy yet peppy interiors, Marsala is the way to go…!

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