Color Crush: Marsala

April 23, 2015 by Melissa | 1 Comment

color of the year

Image courtesy of Estilo-Tendances.com

As everyone knows, “marsala” is the Pantone color of the year for 2015.  I have to admit, I had a little trouble embracing this one at first.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the color.  I love it for nail polish, a beautiful sweater, and a lipstick.  I love it for flowers.  At first, though, I wasn’t sure if I loved it for home decor.  The more I have seen it, the more it has grown on me.  The round up below is particularly inspiring.


Image courtesy of twozeroone.ca  

If you are willing to make a big commitment, you cannot go wrong with these pieces.

myoldcountryhouse sofa

Image courtesy of myoldcountryhouse.com


Image courtesy of thisoldhouse.com


Image courtesy of decor8blog.com 

At the end of the day, I probably would not make a large commitment to marsala.  I prefer it as more of an accent color than the main focus.  It is used nicely here by designer Sarah Richardson.

Sarah Richardson

Image courtesy of SarahRichardsondesign.com

If you like the “less is more” approach too, here are a few low-commitment pieces that won’t break the bank.

cb bottle vases

Crate & Barrel Bottle Vases

Wayfair throw pillow

Wayfair Throw Pillow

Lamps Plus

32″ Brezza Mirror

Etsy, Kravet

Kravet Pillow, 20″ Square (Etsy)

Dot & Bo

Dot & Bo Wall Clock 

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