Color Crush: Marsala

color of the year
Image courtesy of Estilo-Tendances.com
As everyone knows, “marsala” is the Pantone color of the year for 2015.  I have to admit, I had a little trouble embracing this one at first.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the color.  I love it for nail polish, a beautiful sweater, and a lipstick.  I love it for flowers.  At first, though, I wasn’t sure if I loved it for home decor.  The more I have seen it, the more it has grown on me.  The round up below is particularly inspiring.
twozeroone
Image courtesy of twozeroone.ca  
If you are willing to make a big commitment, you cannot go wrong with these pieces.
myoldcountryhouse sofa
Image courtesy of myoldcountryhouse.com
thisoldhouse
Image courtesy of thisoldhouse.com
decor8blog.com
Image courtesy of decor8blog.com 
At the end of the day, I probably would not make a large commitment to marsala.  I prefer it as more of an accent color than the main focus.  It is used nicely here by designer Sarah Richardson.
Sarah Richardson
Image courtesy of SarahRichardsondesign.com
If you like the “less is more” approach too, here are a few low-commitment pieces that won’t break the bank.
cb bottle vases
Crate & Barrel Bottle Vases
Wayfair throw pillow
Wayfair Throw Pillow
Lamps Plus
32″ Brezza Mirror
Etsy, Kravet
Kravet Pillow, 20″ Square (Etsy)
Dot & Bo
Dot & Bo Wall Clock 

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