Here is What 9 Interior Designers Had to Say About Pantones 2015 Colour of the Year

For nearly 25 years, PANTONE has been choosing a ‘colour of the year’ which influences many artists, designers and fashionistas in their work. Last year, it was Radiant Orchid, but that’s now moving over for this year’s vintage-inspired colour, Marsala.

Marsala was featured extensively in the 70’s and is described as an ‘earthy wine red’, that according to PANTONE, is a ‘sophisticated, stylish colour that embodies confidence and stability’.

In interior design, Marsala can be used as a base colour or a striking centre piece. The versatile colour is perfect for a variety of finishes whether it be polished, matte or textured and would complement any kitchen, living room or bedroom.

The likes of pinterest users are already filling their boards with Marsala inspired room designs:

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But what do the experts in interior design think of the colour that will be taking over the high streets and the interiors of our homes? We speak to nine interior designers who let us know their opinion on 2015’s colour of the year.

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Kirsten Grove

Here is What 9 Interior Designers Had to Say About Pantones 2015 Colour of the Year

‘I personally love Marsala. I think it’s a fun pop of color that looks fantastic in even modern spaces. No need to go extravagant with this color. Small portions can create a big affect. ‘

 

 

Jonathan Legate

Here is What 9 Interior Designers Had to Say About Pantones 2015 Colour of the Year‘While I love that we are moving towards earthy, sometimes drab tones, Marsala feels heavy and a bit oppressive for me to use extensively in home decor. It’s a reminder of dusty roses and raspberries of the eighties. I see Marsala more as an accent colour in fashion items and accessories because it will compliment many skin tones. Chances are I’ll be cooking with Marsala more than I’ll be decorating with it in 2015.’

Abigail Ahern 

‘MarsalaHere is What 9 Interior Designers Had to Say About Pantones 2015 Colour of the Year isn’t for me. I feel the colour doesn’t have enough depth, as I gravitate towards richer, evocative inky colours. I also can’t get over the name, as it reminds me too much of an additive-loaded curry!’

 

 

 

Jane Lockhart

Here is What 9 Interior Designers Had to Say About Pantones 2015 Colour of the Year

‘I love Marsala, classics never go out of style! A rich jewel-tone adds warmth to everything! ‘

 

 

 

 

Sarah Sarna

Here is What 9 Interior Designers Had to Say About Pantones 2015 Colour of the Year‘Marsala is a full-bodied, classic color that naturally evokes sophistication and depth. It’s a beautiful hue for fashion, beauty, and home decor – I’m a fan.’

 

 

 

 

Fiona Davies

Here is What 9 Interior Designers Had to Say About Pantones 2015 Colour of the Year‘It’s great to see a colour of the year with so much warmth, after the brighter colours of the past few years. Still in line with the nostalgia of everything vintage, but bringing with it a modern and sophisticated warmth.  Marsala works well with warm earth tones and greys.  For those who want a splash of colour, team with teals, and purples.  I am very much a bright colour person myself, but how could you not love a colour akin to a nice glass of earthy red?’

 

Yasmin Chopin

Interior Designers have their say on Pantone's Colour of the Year Marsala‘I didn’t like it at first because on it’s own it is just a bit boring. But look further and this deep comforting brown with a streak of red in it has backbone; it’s strong and will form the basis for many interior colour schemes. It’s also rather special in that it suits both masculine and feminine designs.’

 

 

 

Mike Ahern

Here is What 9 Interior Designers Had to Say About Pantones 2015 Colour of the Year‘I’m not really a fan of Marsala because it strikes me as being just a dressed-up version of terracotta. However, if you are looking for a warm colour scheme, Marsala, hits the note pretty well.”

 

 

 

 

Pippa Jameson 

Here is What 9 Interior Designers Had to Say About Pantones 2015 Colour of the Year‘I can see why Marsala has won ‘colour of the year’ it works on so many levels in fashion and the home.  Enriched with deep earthy tones, it would look great teamed with light grey or cream, use it in small measures with homeware accessories and textiles’.
 
 
 

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  • I would agree with most of the comments above.I find it oppressive,etc, yet in the right context I think it is a beautiful choice for an interior or a feature wall.

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  • Jessica

    I like we are moving towards earthy tones, too! In my opinion, If one doesn’t overdo with it every combination will be just fine.

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  • C.

    I enjoy a more industrial and urban tone, which can seem quite limited with colours. E.g browns and greys. But with Radian Orchard, it breaths new life into a room with a industrial design. – Barack 7