How To Use The 2015 Pantone Color Of The Year In Your Home
0:15 – Michelle Whaley introduces the 2015 Pantone Color Of The Year, Masala 18-1438.
0:37 – The spiritual but grounded nature of Masala 18-1438.
0:56 – While Marsala is beautiful, it also appeals to all genders.
1:40 – Using Marsala in textures and with complimentary colours.
2:31 – Bringing a Marsala room together using the right art.
3:05 – Pairing Marsala with tangerine and lilac colours.
Subtitle: Michelle Whaley of Michelle Whaley Design gives viewers a sneak peek at ways the 2015 Pantone color of the year can be used in their homes. She gives advice on how to use Marsala, a beautiful and unisex color, and pair it with tangerine and complimentary colors.
Description: Michelle Whaley introduces the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year, Marsala, to viewers. She gives tips on how to incorporate Marsala into home design. She gives examples of ways Marsala works with complimentary colors, and provides advice on how to include artwork that works with the color to give your home the best look and feel possible.
Introducing Marsala 18-1438
Hi! This is Michelle Whaley, and I’m very excited to introduce you today to Pantone’s new colour of the year for 2015, called “Marsala, Color 18-1438,” and what a beautiful colour this is. It’s a wine red with a brown undertone, and it has a very earthy, grounded influence to it, yet it’s very sophisticated as well. I could see using this as silk draperies in a living room, or even in fashion as a beautiful woman’s dress.
A Spiritual But Grounded Colour
Pantone has explained their introduction of their colour this year related to our need for rootedness and nurturing. It feeds our mind and our body and our soul, so there’s a very spiritual component to this grounded colour as well.
Marsala is Beautiful and Unisex
The reason that I love this colour so much for decorating, is that I can really see women relating easily to this colour. We can use it for makeup, it’s an easy color to use, and also for instance, a trench coat. In fashion. For a beautiful blouse. Also, men could love this colour. You could easily see a man wearing this as a tie, or a shirt, or even men’s shoes. I love that both men and women can enjoy this colour and select it as a colour to use in the décor in their home.
Textures and Complimentary Colours
It would be a gorgeous colour just in a simple plush texture. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a pattern that has this colour in it, but just beautiful plush textures. I can even say leathers in this colour would be beautiful. It works really nicely with complimentary colours, like teals and the blue-greens. I’ll show you an example here.
Here’s a floral that has the marsala color paired with aquas and some other tones. The creams, and putting that with this beautiful small scale geometric in marsala, and once we pair these two types of colours together, it’s gorgeous to introduce a simple aqua texture. Here we have a beautiful rug with the cream detail in a large scale geometric.
Tropical Zest – Art and Marsala
Then this is a great piece of art called “Tropical Zest.” You can see the marsala colour here introduced with some aquas, as well as some soft sort of khaki greens, as well as these tangerines and cobalt blues.
It’s actually a great piece that we have in the store right now, you can see it on the wall and it’s just absolutely beautiful. It pairs with so many different things. I love this grouping, I love this way of using the marsala. That warm, earthy, ready brown with the fresh aquas and cooler tones.
Pairing Marsala With Tangerines
The other way you can do it, which is interesting, is with tangerines. Here, we’ve started with this floral with this almost grey animal print in the background to neutralize it, and it has the tangerines and the marsala colour in the centre of the floral. Paired here with this Ekat gate-type pattern. Again, with that tangerine and marsala. When we have these two patterns it’s nice to pair it with a solid texture, just in that beautiful colour.
Isn’t this a great new painting here? It looks like a manipulated photograph, but that sky and that gorgeous, deep, reddy brown and the tangerine as the water. What a lovely rug, too here, from JAIPUR rugs. Again, we have this beautiful colour in the middle, and the tangerine, and we’re introducing it in a large scale geometric pattern. I love that use of it as well.
You can also use the new marsala colour with various shades of lilacs and purples, as well as for certain shades of khakis and greens. It just looks absolutely beautiful. I think it’s going to be a great new colour. I’m very excited to use it in this upcoming year or two, and I hope you enjoy it as well. Thanks very much, and this is Michelle Whaley.