Now that spring has sprung, homeowners are once again eager to incorporate pops of color into their home décor. While choosing the perfect color isn’t always easy, taking cues from the experts is one way to ensure you’re keeping up with the current trends.
With Pantone having recently declared its color of the year for 2015 to be Marsala, homeowners can rest assured that the hue will be popping up everywhere this year—even in the home.
While painting is the most obvious way to incorporate this year’s hottest hue within different areas of your home to enhance its design and look, there are plenty of additional ways to bring the color into your space.
Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, Pantone describes its selection as a “hue that embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish, tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”
If you’re looking to incorporate this year’s hue into your home, one of the best areas to do so is in the dining room. Whether you choose to paint the walls or even change the fabric on your dining room chairs, there are plenty of options when it comes to incorporating Marsala into your interior décor. To ensure that you don’t go too extreme, use Marsala sparingly while leaving some spaces painted white to truly let the color have a presence.
The bathroom is another ideal place for a makeover in Pantone’s official color of the year. Not only can Marsala titles be soothing when unwinding at the end of the day, if you intersperse the tiles with mirrors and cabinets, the entire room will be soothing and refreshing.
In living rooms or bedrooms, a matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature, while adding a sheen is a great way to convey a completely different message of glamour and luxury. Pillows, curtains and candles featuring the color are also great additions.
If you’re looking to add a splash of Marsala to an entryway, find a mat or throw rug to add to the space. These items can be used within other rooms as well. You can also change up the artwork in your home with some inexpensive paintings that make use of the color.
Adding the color of the year to your kitchen can be achieved with the addition of new appliances—such as a toaster or mixer. Or, purchase a new set of plates or cups that feature Marsala.
Staging experts agree that Marsala is equally appealing to men and women and is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories—one that encourages color creativity and experimentation.
By creatively introducing Marsala touches to different rooms in your home, one can make the interiors reflect the color of the year with ease. And when Pantone chooses a new color next year, the color will stay in vogue for years to come.
To learn more about incorporating Pantone’s color of the year into your home, contact our office today.
Published with permission from RISMedia.