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2015 Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala

Sultry Marsala. Embrace the hearty warmth of Marsala, the 2015 Color of the Year from the Pantone Color Institute.

When selecting the Color of the Year each year, the Pantone Color Institute takes into account several factors like how the color can be used in fashion, interior design, graphic design and for a variety of beauty products. For 2015, Marsala was seen as the most prominent shade to represent these different categories in a stylish and comforting manner. According to Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of Pantone:

Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.

Whether you see it as a dark shade of red or a maroon, Marsala is here for 2015 and we have picked out a few of our favorite ways to give this infinitely versatile shade a try.

Delta Table Lamp by Robert Abbey

Delta Table Lamp by Robert Abbey The Delta Table Lamp is the perfect table lamp for adding a splash of color to any room, especially in this particular shade of red.

It features an Oyster linen shade, a ceramic body and polished nickel accents.

While we love this lamp in a Marsala finish, it is available in multiple finishes to match your decor.

Bell Jar Pendant by Niche Modern

Bell Jar Pendant by Niche Modern

Jeremy Pyle’s Bell Jar Pendant for Niche Modern is a contemporary take on the classic bell jar shape and is stunning in this shade of red. Much like other Niche products, this pendant’s shape is made from hand-blown glass and creates a warm dagger of incandescent light.

The Bell Jar is the ideal fixture for modern commercial and residential spaces and is sure to shine in this Color of the Year finish.

Bamboo Set of 4 Tablemats by Chilewich

Chilewich Bamboo TablematsStylish, very light, easy to clean and durable.

Add a hint of Marsala to your contemporary dining room table with this set of Bamboo Tablemats from Chilewich.

The placemats are made of woven vinyl to resemble the natural look of bamboo and are at once both stylish and functional.

Birdie Wall Sconce

Birdie Wall Sconce by Foscarini

The delicate design of the Birdie Wall Sconce by Foscarini is intended to resemble the natural look of a bare tree branch.

It is the perfect modern wall sconce for living rooms, entryways and hallways. You will love it in this red finish, however, it is available in a number of other finishes to accommodate your space.

Jalwa 3 Rug by Mat-The-Basics

Jalwa 3 Rug by Mat The BasicsAdd Marsala to your living room with the Jalwa 3 Rug by Mat-The-Basics.

This contemporary floor covering is made from a restored piece of wool and hand-stitched to perfection. It is available in a smaller size or larger size to fit your space.

Achille Castiglioni Record Watch

Record Watch by Achille Castiglioni for Alessi

Designed by Achille Castiglioni for Alessi, the Record Watch is the perfect personal accessory to show off your love for the Color of the Year.

Its design is rather simplistic, but it presents pure style with a face that harkens back to grammar school clock-watching.

If you love these picks, you will want to see all of the designs available in the Pantone Color of the Year at Lumens.

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Jeff Romero

Jeff Romero

I am on the marketing team at Lumens and enjoy writing about interior design topics, well-designed products and more.

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