But Pantone, people. Pantone is to me THE reference in color. Every time they come up with a color of the year, I’m thinking: “nah, not happening for me.” And every time, I see it peek first in fashion, then in home interior palettes. So let’s talk a bit about this Marsala trend. While I would have sworn a month ago that I would never ever use it, I’m changing my mind about it. Well, sort of.
No, I will never paint one of my house walls in Marsala, nor will I ever buy a sofa in Marsala.
But I would use Marsala in fashion [hello fall nail polish and lipstick shades] or accents in my home. The best way I think to incorporate Marsala in a space is through a rug. Like a deep red, burgundy, and coral hued Kilim rug.
A visit to the new A Côté store – sister company of Cotélac, a French brand I’m very fond of – in San Francisco is pretty much what made me change my mind about Marsala. Look at that rug, mixed with the mid-century wicker chair and this wonderful canary blue back wall [top picture]! I’m totally falling for this.
Here are other examples of use of Marsala in rugs.
What do you think, yay, or nay to Marsala?