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Pantone Marsala, alias that colour I’ve never considered before

pantone marsala interiors palette

 

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I’ve desperately seeked it in my house. And this is the only thing I found (now disappeared, cooked and eaten)…of course, excluding wine, which in any case I would never open on purpose to take a picture.

What I’m talking about? Pantone of the year: Marsala, code 18-4338, just this one  here.

The fact there’s just no trace of “Marsala” in my home, this made me think, maybe I should learn a little bit more about this Pantone Marsala.

Calling it Marsala makes this hue quite cool, but I have to admit that at very first sight it reminds me so much that red burgundy sweaters that grandfather used to wear … (OMG, I have a marsala wooden sweater as well in the deep end of my wardrobe). But I tried to go over to my preconceptions, I did a lot of research, until I was happy with what I found. Really, this Marsala revealed itself as a very versatile color.

It’s a quite dark and dull shade, but it actually fits very well inside many different palette. It can even be used as a neutral shade in a colorful context, like a new kind of black. These are the pantone marsala colour matches for interiors that I prefer, and someone reveal in advance some interior trend of 2015 we are going to see the next few weeks!

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PALETTE copia

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L’ho cercato e ricercato a casa mia, davvero. E questa è stata l’unica cosa che ho trovato che me lo potesse ricordare.
(e dopo poco è sparita, cotto e mangiato)…ovviamente, escluso il vino, che comunque non mi andava di aprire apposta per farci una foto.

Ed è proprio il vino ciò a cui si ispira il nome di quello che è stato decretato il Pantone dell’anno: il Marsala, codice 18-4338, proprio questo Pantone qui.

Questa cosa -il fatto di non avere traccia del cosiddetto “marsala” a casa mia- mi ha fatto riflettere, forse dovrei approfondire un pò di più questa questione del Pantone Marsala.

Che chiamarlo Marsala fa figo, ma a me ricorda tanto quel rosso bordeaux dei maglioni che portava mio nonno…(aspetta si, forse ho pure io un maglione a trecce di questo colore??). Ho cercato però di andare oltre ai miei preconcetti, ho fatto un bel pò di ricerca, finchè non mi son ritrovata nel problema opposto, ovvero a dover fare una selezione di quanto trovato, perchè in realtà questa povera tonalità da me così bistrattata mi si è rivelato come un colore estremamente versatile.

Di per sè è un colore un pò cupo, ma in realtà si adatta benissimo a tante palette diverse. Può addirittura essere utilizzato come tonalità neutra in un contesto colorato, un nuovo nero insomma. Questi gli abbinamenti che preferisco, e qualcuno già anticipa qualche trend del 2015 che vedremo meglio nel corso delle prossime settimane! 

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Pantone Marsala interior palettes

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TURQUOISE

pantone marsala and turquoise

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My favourite colour combination, this one between Pantone Marsala and turquoise. In fact this is the one I’ve chosen for the first colour palette of this year here, do you remember?

I love turquoise, it remembers me about ethnic and exotic interior athmospheres. But I think this year will be more about darker blue shades , more about indigo and greyish blues. Do you agree?

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WOOD

pantone marsala and wood

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Marsala and natural wood is a very warm and rustic colour combination. Just add some white to make it a little bit more contemporary and fresh.

Light wood as been a great trend in 2014.  Oak and cherry are just some samples for a light and fresh honey-toned kind of wood, but rough and natural wood, for example driftwood or unfinished pallet wood is the one I think will last as a trend during this year as well.

(we are going to see more about this on the blog )

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COPPER OK

pantone marsala and copper

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Copper interior trend is going to stay with us this year 2015 as well.  We’ve already talked about copper last year, do you remember?

Last year copper used to be matched with whites or with pastels, that’s to say with soft and bright colours. This year is going to be more about moody colours (this is my general feeling), as Marsala is, and this combination between copper and marsala works perfectly.

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COLOURS

pantone marsala and colours

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Marsala can be used as a neutral shade with a palette full of colours, if you like to hazard something different.

I love how here it has been matched with some pastel colous,  I always love these soft hues…however we’ve seen so much about pastel interior trend last years I’m not quite sure it’s going to last as a trend. let’s see!

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WHITE

pantone marsala rug and total white

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In a total white and neutral space, a great idea to add Marsala in an elegant way is to add a big Persian rug, like this one you see in the picture.

This will add to the interior an ecletic twist, that will make it more interesting. I believe we’re going to see a lot about this kind of inspiration in this 2015, as well as ethnic prints, for example in cushions and upholstery.

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PS

Non so voi, ma l’anno scorso col Radiant Orchid non erano riusciti a convinvermi del tutto…questo Marsala invece mi ha incuriosita molto di piu! Che è, ora lo vedo dappertutto questo Marsala. E un pò ci accompagnerà fino a fine mese, ho ancora tempo di farvi vedere qualcos’altro 🙂

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