Pantone announced their color of the year for 2015 last week and the decision was MARSALA.
While we were busy finding all our on-trend products, we were also curious about the design world's response to Pantone's selection. So, we asked around and got some input from some of the top tastemaker's around.
1. Vanessa DeLeon, Interior Designer and Owner Vanessa DeLeon Associates
"Marsala strikes me as having a sophisticated appeal. In 2015, I visualize seeing the color in formal living rooms on accent chairs, throw pillows and area rugs. Marsala is the perfect accent color to warm up a space in the master bedroom or to use as in a bedding ensemble."
2. Nicole Gibbons, Interior Designer & Founder of So Haute
“I am naturally drawn to warmer colors from pinks to shades of red. The Marsala color is very sophisticated, and it is a sexy color. We’ve gone through a period of neutrals like gray and beige, and also blues having a moment, but I think it is great to see a warmer color on trend. I hope to see more Marsala in the home in 2015.”
3. Krissa Rossbund, Senior Style Editor at Traditional Home
“Marsala makes no apologies, and it is not for the color shy. It puts itself out there as a fierce player in the world of color. Reminiscent of wine, the heart, romance, love, and passion, Marsala comes with confidence and value. The dosage of this color doesn't matter. Charged with intensity, Marsala will command attention in any application.”
4. Allan DallaTorre, Designer, HINGE DÉCOR
“Are you ready to get tipsy with Marsala? The color of the year is a rich wine tone that can be both stimulating and calming. We forecast that it will be used in low doses to create pops of interest in the world of interiors. Decorate with Marsala by way of bath towels, bedding, lampshades, pillows and window treatments; add polished-chrome or brushed-brass metal accents to be trending 2015 color and style!”
Headshot photo credit: Amy Benton Photography
5. Laurel Bern, Interior Designer and Founder of Laurel Bern Interiors
“Pantone’s color of the year 2015 is a disappointment. It’s not as bad as last year’s so-called “radiant orchid,” but it needs to be paired with hues that have more chromatic intensity, warmth and saturation to keep the color looking fresh. Otherwise, it feels too much like a revisit to the late 80’s gray and mauve era. I like the idea of Marsala, but I would’ve gone redder and deeper with the hue and then I think it’s a better color and worthy of the appellation.”
6. Dee Murphy, Interior Designer and Blogger, Murphy Deesign
“For such a mellow hue, 2015's Pantone Color of the Year, Marsala, has elicited a vibrant (and polarizing reaction)! Now I like a great glass of wine anytime, but this color could skew muddy and earthy in certain light and against certain fabrics. I believe that designers (in both fashion and home) are going to either amp up or deepen the stain, and call it the same. I'll be guilty... and pair it with corals and bright pinks, add some brass accents, and toast to 2015 with a glass of sparkly champagne!”
Image credits: Pantone, Amy Benton Photography