The whole of the UK seems to have been covered in a blanket of snow over the weekend. So whilst you snuggle your hot mug of coffee this lunch time, take a look at our chilly home interiors colour solution with the colour of the year, Marsala.
Every year Pantone, the colour experts release a particular colour and declare it ‘the colour of the year‘. This years hue has been announced and it goes to the yummy pinky red shade named Marsala. Inspired by the earthy and rich hue of Marsala wine, this years colour is warm, inviting and perfect for the winter months. We love this years colour choice, it’s extremely versatile, ideal for both men and women and perfect for a range of home interiors. So, this week we’re going to help you incorporate this shade into your home through the use of lighting and soft furnishings. This is a great colour choice for the year, the tone is not too pink which can sometimes be a little sickly-sweet and not too red that it will overwhelm your space.
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Adding Marsala to your interiors
Lots of colour in a home can be slightly overwhelming, it’s definitely for the brave and Marsala is no exception. Choose an accent wall, chimney breast or alcove and paint or wallpaper the area for a touch of Marsala. If you are feeling adventurous, choose a small room such as a snug or small office and get brave with your paint brush, paint all the walls for extra wow factor. If you like the shade but feel it would overwhelm your home interiors then choose an accent of Marsala on a cushion or ornament. This pop of colour will be just enough to bring you home back to life. Our cushion range includes several designs that would compliment a Marsala interior. Our Mongolian Faux Fur Cushion in Red features a flurry of crimped faux fur in a warm red wine tone. Scattering a few of these onto a sofa or bed will immediately lift a room. Our Lotus Design Cushion in Red & Orange features a silky Marsala finish with exotic lotus flower detail.
Think about the theme you want to portray in your home, Marsala is great paired with Moroccan and oriental accessories for a more masculine look, so choose oriental style lighting such as lantern pendants and more exotic patterned textiles. Our Medina Easy to Fit Moroccan Lantern Shade offers a touch of the exotic with its striking black finish and its intricate Moroccan cut out design. Or add Marsala to give a warming country effect with vintage accessories.
Compliment this colour by pairing it with brown, copper and bronze tones. Our Elmore 5 Light Ceiling Pendant with Shades will work with this tone for classy lounge interiors. The deep brown metal finish gives a striking addition whilst the curved design keeps the piece soft and feminine.
This colour can be used in any room. A pinch of Marsala in the kitchen will give the room a feeling of serenity in what can sometimes be a hectic place in the home. The same goes for study areas and home offices. This room can be filled with both stress and serene activities, whether you’re doing some late night over time or reading your favourite book, a Marsala tone will work both ways. As the hue is a little less vibrant than the usual red tone it can soften a stressful room and add a tranquil feel to a book haven. Again if you feel this colour is too claustrophobic for you, add pops of Marsala with desk lighting and storage choices. Our Timmy 1 Light Task Lamp in Red and Replica Circa 1962 Red Table Lamp will give that desired effect and are at both ends of the pricing spectrum so whether you want to splurge on a designer inspired piece or simply add a quick and cheap desk illustration, we’ll be able to sort out your office interior needs.
For Marsala, the Winter months are perfect as this colour will warm chilly evenings right up. The deep and luxurious tones of Marsala are great in the bedroom too, so choose this tone if you want to wake up in a haven of warm Marsala. Our Kensington 3 Light Semi Flush Ceiling Light With Red Shades features 3 Marsala coloured shade that will diffuse the light to create a subdued and diffused ambience.
To complete your boudoir you mustn’t forget about bedding, our extensive range of Bedlinen includes Marsala inspired tones. Our Folky Puffball Duvet Set in Red features a fresh white sheet with red embroidered floral detail. The combination of white and red will take you straight through Spring to the Summer months making this range perfect all year round. Our Sherringham Duvet Set in Red features a mixture of tonal red shades with pin tuck and ribbon detail. The deep red shades will instantly warm up your bedroom interior.
What do you think of this years ‘colour of the year’?