We all know now that Marsala is the color of 2015 (Pantone 18 -1438). Intriguing like the wine, warm like a velvet touch, it’s a true inspiration for the designers. And we are going to see it not only in the interior design, but also in the newest fashion collections for the next season. Nook Twelve teamed up with Dalani to present you the color and to give you some tips for your home and how to insert the color.
Twelve Tips from my Nook for your Living Room (and not only):
- Whether in a flat or textured material, or with a matte or gloss finish, this highly varietal shade combines dramatically with neutrals, including warmer taupes and grays.
- It can be used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors.
- Because of its burnished undertones, sultry Marsala is highly compatible with amber, umber and golden yellows, greens in both turquoise and teal, and blues in the more vibrant range.
- Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the color is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and living room furniture. Adds elegance when used as accent pieces, accessories and paint.
- Accessories – the easiest way to insert the color. Cuscions, vases,mirrors, even flowers.
- Think outside the box when it comes to repainting the walls. Yes, you can paint all of them, or you can paint just one. (Half colored wall in vertical or horizontal isn’t so bad idea either.) But..
- Inserting new color doesn’t mean that you have to redecorate everything. Paint the back of the door, the window frame or the shelves instead of the walls.
- Once painted, the wall will give a different feeling to the room. If it is too much or makes the room smaller than expected, add bookcases. But instead of filling them with books only, put some photo frames, vases, boxes, small sculptures.
- And you can use some books to decorate your coffee or side table.
- Add lamps with soft light. And/or candles.
- If you chose the sofa in Marsala, add chars, stools, tables in other color. (look the photo)
- Heavy marsala curtains are better not to be considered at all if the room has small windows/ less natural light. That will make the space tiny and like a cave.
NOTE: Do not overfill the room with the color, be smart and combine.
How would you insert the color of the year in your home?
This post is part of a collaboration with Dalani, but of course all opinions are my own.
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