Marsala: 2015 Pantone Color of the Year

With Marsala officially being labeled “Pantone’s Color of the year,” many HGTV enthusiasts may have already begun to jump at the opportunity to redecorate. Given its name from a fortified wine, you can only expect a wordy cliché wine description. Marsala is a naturally hearty and earthy red wine color. It is considered to enrich our minds, bodies, and souls. It grounds us, feeding our inner being yet it can also be very sophisticated.

Many people may look to use Marsala indoors but considering its versatility and humble earthy reference, it can also be a wonderful addition to outdoor decor. Marsala is great for those who are afraid of color and don’t want to go overboard. Usually it can be a headache to figure out what compliments a primary color, however in Marsala’s case, many of its pairings can already be found in your very own backyard. It is particularly a great color in contrast with green vegetation. It also goes well with all kinds of taupe and maroon shades that are used in a lot of outdoor structural materials.

 Marsala colored outdoor seating

Marsala colored outdoor seating

 A walk down the streets of Marrakech

A walk down the streets of Marrakech

 Marsala Colored pavers under vegetated arbor. 

Marsala Colored pavers under vegetated arbor. 

Pairing these outdoor elements with furniture consisting of Marsala accents can make for a very gorgeous, intimate space. Marsala has a naturally rustic form and texture that is dictated by its brown undertone. This interacts well with elements typically found outdoors. Marsala has much to offer in any setting, interior, and exterior, and it is also a great excuse for a glass of red wine!