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Publication Date: 2015-04-06


The Good. The Bad. The Marsala

Wow. Weren’t we all surprised by the hard right Pantone took with Marsala, the 2015 Color of the Year. The internet is sure abuzz with negative feedback, and the design industry is jumping on the bandwagon. Many designers just don’t like it, and I don’t blame them. Personally, I do have my reservations that the deep-red color too closely resembles actual blood. But, in the right tone, I love it!


In recent years, we have seen a resurgence of the burnt oranges and reds making its way back into interiors. And this is how we plan on implementing Marsala into our designs, when it fits. Marsala can be a warm tone to a cool room. Marsala is a masculine color, which we haven’t had from Pantone for the past couple of years. We feel it appeals to the mid-century movement and gives that Mad Men feel we see in Danish modern designs.

Ultimately, Marsala is a bit too heavy as a dominant color and recommend Marsala as an accent. How do you plan on using Marsala in your space?


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