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!
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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The next project we’re checking off our 2023 project list is the mudroom! This used to be the laundry room until we built out a much bigger, better laundry room upstairs. So, in the meantime, this space has been exclusively Cricket’s room. Cricket will still have a special space here, but we’re transforming this dingy […]
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