You’ve probably seen Pantone’s color of the year – Marsala – used as a nail polish and a lipstick shade. In fashion, it’s also been a hit. Beyoncé and Iggy Azalea have both worn leather leggings in the maroonish shade. Alexa Chung has rocked the color as shorts, and Hillary Clinton has been spotted sporting this robust red wine in her coat. But Marsala shouldn’t be confined to your closet. Incorporate it into your décor in every room, from your living room to your dining room to your bathroom. Here are seven ways to work the shade.
Beaded Medallion Pillow in Burgundy, $30 (on sale), Pier1.com
We’re calling this Marsala meets Marrakech. Because there’s so much earthiness in the color, it lends itself well to a bohemian vibe. The intricate bead display won’t feel good pressing against your tender cheek during an afternoon catnap, but it will look stunning on your couch next to a mustard colored throw. It’s so pretty, who would want to sleep on it, anyway?
Portfolio Hyde Red Wine Arm Chair, $279 (on sale), Overstock.com
Picture sinking into this comfy chenille-covered arm chair at the end of a long, cold day in February. Grab a good book and a big glass of vino (the chair’s color is described as Red Wine, after all). We’re into this deep shade and the chair’s dark walnut accents for creating a cozy little nook.
Chenille Throw in Pantone's Color of the Year, $15 (on sale), HM.com
Oooh, Marsala is toasty, too. At least when it takes the form of a soft chenille throw it is. Cuddle up with the color of the year and ward off any mid-winter blahs. This machine-washable blanket with fringe trim gets the job done.
Spectrum Modern Damask Rug in Wine, from $208, RugsUSA.com
The color of the year works underfoot, too. This rug has a subtle damask pattern that won’t interfere with existing décor. Another bonus? The dark shade means it will show less wear and tear. Spilled red wine? No problem!
Modern Marrakesh Shower Curtain, $30, lnt.com
Carry the boho feel on into the bathroom. This Moroccan-inspired design has an international feel, plus it’s not too manly or too feminine (everyone will be happy…yay!). Throw in some candles and maybe a decorative lantern or two and you’ll have your own at-home hammam.
Mario Batali By Dansk Classic 9-Inch Square Baker, $90
Add some Marsala to your dinner table (and no, we don’t mean chicken marsala, though that’s good, too). This baking dish is just beautiful! Perfect for serving your favorite dish.
Voluspa Goji and Tarocco Three-Wick Tin Candle, $19.50, Frontgate.com
Ok, if you’re not quite ready to jump onto the Marsala bandwagon, a candle is a nice low-commitment way to get a taste for the shade. This reusable metal container will look stunning on a coffee table or bathroom vanity. As for the candle itself, this exotic fragrance packs a punch with notes of goji berry, mango and orange. Enjoy burning this baby for up to 60 hours.
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