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How to use ‘Marsala’

Pantone’s colour of the year - in your interior

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by Sarah Quilliam

The New Year is a great time to try new things, whether it’s joining a gym, eating more healthily or giving your wardrobe a fresh lease of life. It also provides a fantastic opportunity to introduce a few of the latest fashions to your home.

Over the past weeks, colour experts have been lining up to share their hottest shades for the coming months. Naturally, we like to keep a close eye on these and Pantone’s predictions in particular are always popular.

Last January, we revealed how you could introduce ‘Radiant Orchid’ - their colour of 2014 - to your décor, for a trend led palette. So it only seemed right for us to do the same for ‘Marsala’, their colour of 2015! 
pantone marsala

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute® explains their choice: “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while it’s grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness.”
pantone marsala models

The hearty tone translates beautifully into design themes as well. When used at your windows, it has a wonderful cosy appearance. In this example, our Burghley Roman blind adds a pop of vibrancy and warmth to our study.
burghley red roman blinds View Roman blinds

A snug feel was the order of the day in our living room too, so we picked out this ThermaShade™ Chilli Pleated blind. Honeycomb styles have been proven to reduce heat loss through single glazed windows by as much as 51%.
Chilli red thermashade pleated blind View Pleated blinds

Marsala also works well on patterned fabrics. In our dining room, we plumped for these stunning Patina Vermillion curtains from our Country Retreat collection. The motif provides a contemporary twist on traditional houndstooth soft furnishings.
Patina Vermillion patterned curtains View Curtains

In our hallway, we went for a modern adaptation of classic floral detailing. These Wild Poppies curtains were also taken from our Country Retreat range. The painterly print features fabulously fluid brushstrokes.
wild poppies curtains country retreat View curtains

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