Marsala – and it doesn’t look anything like a chicken curry! As Pantone calls it, Marsala is a “A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls”. Marsala is also a colour that has caused a wide array of debate world wide as it follows on from some pretty bright hues, namely last year’s Radiant Orchid. Marsala has been linked to some less enticing images (some saying it reminds them of rust or blood) and has largely been named a let down.
While it’s not one of my favourite colours I can definitely see the beauty in this shade and how it could be worked into many homes. Marsala is subtle, yet elegant and has a very neutral base. It’s a colour we’ve seen in homes for hundreds of years in Persian rugs or homes with Moroccan or Parisian influences. To prove that the haters are always going to hate and that they aren’t always 100% justified, here’s a round up of some elegant and sophisticated ways this hearty hue can be used.