Decorating with Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year: Marsala

By now, I’m sure you already know what Pantone’s Color of the Year is for 2015. When it was first announced, Marsala collected a lot of skeptics. After Tangerine Tango in 2012, Emerald in 2013, and Radiant Orchid last year, Marsala seems a bit…. well boring. It comes across as dull and outdated when paired against those bright colors.

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What’s up with that, Pantone? However, after a bit of time to sink in, Marsala is taking over my Pinterest boards and invading my closet. Turns out that this burnt orange-y red is so rich and full and grown up, it’s just what we need to start implementing in our decorating. Here are 10 ways to use Marsala in your everyday interior decor.

1. Bits and Pieces

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If you’re hesitant about adding such a deep rich color in large amounts, try out just a few things here and there. A throw pillow, a blanket, a gorgeous Marsala ottoman. I am all over that right there. (via The Every Girl)

2. On The Floor

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Rugs are a great way to implement such a dark color into your home, especially when they’re paired with another deep color in beautiful patterns. It adds the richness you’re looking for without being too overwhelming. (via Domino)

3. Curtains

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They say that dark rooms help you sleep better and we all know that heavy curtains help to block outside light. When you’re choosing bedroom drapes, think Marsala. And in this silky material? It’s everything you could wish for in making your bedroom a luxurious place. (via Vogue)

4. Furniture

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How about that couch, hmm? Such deep colored furniture speaks of yesteryear. A time of fancy cocktail soirees and flapper girls whispering behind their bright red lipstick. Maybe adding a piece of Marsala furniture to your home will inspire you to host a party worthy of the great Gatsby himself. (via Lonny)

5. Leather

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Leather can be a hard thing to implement into your decor. Most people find it too light or too dark for the style they’re aiming for. But here comes Marsala to the rescue, creating a leather piece that will stand out among your other household furniture. (via BHG)

6. Paint It

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Painting a room in dark colors just has a way of making everything else in the room stand out. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Either way, Marsala provides passion and depth for any bedroom color scheme. (via Apartment Therapy)

7. Bedding

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Speaking of bedrooms, why not find a new beautiful multi-colored quilt for your bed that includes Marsala. It especially goes well with the tribal and western decorating styles. (via Urban Outfitters)

8. Art

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Whatever you put on your walls is what you see the most. So if you’re looking for Marsala to make a big impact in your home, find an art piece that showcases the color. You won’t be disappointed. (via Commune)

9. Wallpaper

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It’s lighter than paint but still provides the same color effect. Wallpaper is a great way to add some Marsala to your walls without making the room too dark.

10. Paint Your House

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If you’re a super Marsala fan, why not go crazy and paint your whole home with it! It will make your exterior look like an old stucco Spanish home which is always a win. (via Tempodadelicadeza)