Pantone just released their 2015 color of the year – Marsala. This comes as a great surprise considering for the past seven straight years, the colors have been extremely bright and vibrant. Remember Honeysuckle and Tangerine Tango from 2011 and 2012, respectively? Marsala, a natural robust earthy red that falls within the brown family, is just the opposite. It enriches our mind, body, and soul, and brings the feeling of warmth, romance, and elegance, yet it does not overpower with it’s versatility. While it exudes confidence, Marsala can be used on its own or it can make the perfect neutral and pair with just about anything from warmer taupes, grays, and golden yellows to blues and greens like turquoise and teal. Check out just how flexible Marsala is with some color pairings that Pantone put together.
Our favorite color combination has to be when Marsala is paired with metallics, anything ranging from bronze to pewter. Maharam, one of our all-time favorite textile manufacturers, just released the pattern, Carapace, by designer Hella Jongerius, which comes in seven different colorways. Number 001 incorporates a multitude of metallics while Marsala is used as a neutral counterpart.
With a 100,000+ double rub rating, a PFOA-free stain resistant finish, and an acrylic backing, this upholstery can be used in a multitude of applications including high traffic areas. For more inspiration on Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year – Marsala, visit our dedicated pin here.