Marsala Moment: Color Trend

Marsala Moment: Color Trend

Global color authority Pantone has announced PANTONE® 18-1438 ‘Marsala’  – a rich, coppery hue that sits between red and brown - as its color of the year for 2015.

“Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability," says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors."

We round up five pieces of furniture and lighting that chime with Pantone’s red wine-colored vision for 2015.


the ‘(love me) Tender’ sofa system by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso was launched in Milan this year in this sophisticated rusty pink color.

Regal Down lamp by Bruck Lighting

Made from hand blown glass with brush stroke-like texture, the ‘Regal Down‘ pendant from Bruck Lighting  is available in four colors including this ‘Merlot’ shade.

Balcony Daybed by Vera and Kyte

At the darker end of the Marsala spectrum, the ‘Balcony’ daybed by Norwegian designers Vera & Kyte boasts a tubular steel frame powder coated in a rich burgundy color.


Part of the 'Pooh Table' collection by Japanese studio Nendo for Disney, a dark red knit covers the shelf of this maple wood table.

Sumo_Pouf_by Simon Legald_ for Normann Copenhagen

Robust and friendly, Norman Copenhagen’s multifunctional ‘Sumo’ pouf is available in a dark red Gabriel fabric that echoes Pantone’s lighter Marsala hue.

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