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How to Decorate with Pantone’s Color of the Year

Posted by admin on March 13, 2015
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For the past few decades, Pantone Co. has been surveying the design, fashion, and entertainment fields searching for dominant colors and eye catching palettes. Each year they release an “it” color and it is this infamous Color of the Year that is the source of inspiration for interior designers and homeowners alike.

Pantone’s color of the year, Marsala, has already turned living rooms across America upside down.

It instantly warms up the room…

It sings with a robust earthiness…

and it has a hint of red wine and terracotta mixed in…

Marsala is a rich, reddish shade that makes textured surfaces look especially lush. It makes a powerful statement in any room without being too dark or overbearing. Read our tips below to find out how to best incorporate this spectacular color into your home.

How to Decorate with Marsala

So just how do you incorporate this savory shade in your home?

Bathroom:

Pantone institute recommends using Marsala for plush accessories such as bathroom rugs, towels, and linens.  In the bathroom, Marsala walls are a one-step way to lend luxury to the room without going to either extreme of frills or foreboding decor.

If you prefer the brown undertones of Marsala, opt for a color that’s closer to rust or burnt red, but cool it down with white matted artwork and deep blue accessories..

Marsala Bathroom: Bill Beazley Homes teaches homeowners how to decorate their home with Pantone's Color of the Year

 

Living Room:

Paint the interior of your bookshelves Marsala and observe how it makes them appear as though they extend farther back than they actually do. The burgundy shade of your bookshelves will also be a refreshing break from the typical choices of navy, gray, or black.

Marsala Bookcases: Bill Beazley Homes teaches homeowners how to decorate their home with Pantone's Color of the Year

Living rooms with a dark cinnamon color on the walls lend a sense of coziness as well.

Marsala Living Room: Bill Beazley Homes teaches homeowners how to decorate their home with Pantone's Color of the Year

Kitchen and Dining Room:

Pantone predicts that Marsala will be seen most often in kitchens and dining rooms. Red has long been popular choice for traditional dining rooms because of its deep warm tones. You will want to avoid creating a cave-like room, however, so remember to keep the ceiling and trim bright white.

Dark wood cabinets in the kitchen will create a sense of cohesion with the rest of the home. Add brass accents as well. Marsala’s warm tones will complement it nicely.  

Marsala Kitchen: Bill Beazley Homes teaches homeowners how to decorate their home with Pantone's Color of the Year

Bill Beazley Homes is Augusta, Georgia’s premier home builder and they do their best to stay up to date with the latest trends in interior design and home decor. For more information about our new homes, call 706-863-4888 or contact us here.

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