Pantone announced their color of the year for 2015 and a whole bunch of house-fanatics lost it. “I would never use this color in my home.” “The 90s want their color back.” You get the idea. It is a departure from the bright hues that have been thrown at us the past few years. Purple! Bright red! Teal! It’s a mute-y brown-red. And I breathed a sigh of relief. Or my eyes did, at least.
Finally something I can connect with. Muted tones are my jam, 100%. And since there aren’t too many people standing up for Marsala right now, here’s hoping a few examples of the rich and earthy hue actually used in these fantastic interiors will change your mind.
This is not your 90s burgundy. How fresh do these curtains look? Here’s a great example of mixing it with bright colors that so many connect with.
Persian rugs are having a huge moment right now, which fit the Marsala trend perfectly.
Marsala toned grasscloth made an appearance in Jackie Astier’s bedroom in Elle Decor.
I like it in small doses, too. Like these wine-colored chairs:
Or a few accessories on your shelves:
Even a simple throw in the color adds a beautiful amount of warmth.
Agh, I am just so thrilled neutral tones are trending. With so many mixed reviews, I’d love to know what you think! Yay or nay for Marsala?
Ps. More examples on my Pinterest board!