Decorating With Marsala: 2015 Color of the Year

Drumroll, please! The 2015 Pantone® Color of the Year is Marsala, an earthy copper-pink tone we’ll be seeing a lot more of as the New Year rolls around.


Named after a wine that shares the same name, Marsala is intentioned to incorporate “the warmth and richness of a tastefully fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots point to a sophisticated, natural earthiness,” according to Pantone. Some designers, including Daniel Silverstain and Herve Leger, are already using Marsala in their spring and summer fashion color palletes. But we’re expecting to see a lot more of Marsala, and not just in fashion.


Mixture Room


The great thing about this color is that it’s muted enough to be considered a neutral, meaning there’s no need to throw out everything in your home or wardrobe in order to bring Marsala in. PANTONE® lists a couple of complimentary colors—including Glacier Gray, a pale blue-gray, and Aquamarine, a bold sky blue—but we think it’d go well with just about anything. Pair it with the Radiant Orchid, the 2014 Color of the Year, for a grown up but still playful color scheme. Or use it with another neutral, like black, white, or navy, for a timeless look that’ll never get old.


Check out our favorite pieces that will bring a little (or a lot) of Marsala into your space:


Lights on the Wall


Retro Trellis


Cellar Reds



Billowing Blooms III

Scirocco II




Sunshine Florals




Into Autumn




Large Floral Cactus


The Usual Suspects-Birds on a Wire


Flourish III


Fire Dept.


Sun and Sandstone




View the Marsala collection from Great BIG Canvas, featuring hundreds pieces that showcase and compliment the Color of the Year.