Colour Your World | #10 Pantone Marsala {Colour Of The Year 2015}

So finally — 9 colours down the palette — we have the Pantone Colour Of The Year 2015!

Each year, within the palette of colours for Spring/Summer, Pantone appoints it’s number one colour — the one that will filter down, from catwalk to highstreet, and will influence the buyer’s choices for selecting the product we see in the shops. Previous shades have included Tangerine Tango, Mimosa and Radiant Orchid but this year it’s the turn of Pantone Marsala.

It’s a gorgeous, rich reddish brown — warm and sultry — that conjures up images of the the red earth of Australia, earthiness and heat. Plus it’s a brilliant neutral to pair with other shades and works well with both cool and warm accent colours, in equal measures.

I wrote a guest post on my lovely friend Jess’s blog about Pantone’s Colour Of The Year back in January and put together some fashion picks, so this time I decided to focus on homeware.

Easier said that done, I must say! Considering this shade is being hailed as the colour for 2015, I found it incredibly difficult to pull together a collection from all the UK homeware sites. I’m wondering whether we’ll see more of it appearing as the year rolls on? After all, this rich, russety shade is synonymous with Autumn, rather than Spring.

I’ve cheated slightly by including a couple of copper pieces. That said, it’s not a million miles away from the earthy red tones of Pantone Marsala and looks fantastic in the home — perfect for traditional and contemporary interiors.

Here are my tops picks for spicing up your home with this gorgeous colour:

Colour Your World in Pantone Marsala


1. Contemporary Copper Side Table — The French Bedroom Company
2. Grace Plate — Donna Wilson
3. Butler Pendant Light — Jim Lawrence
4. Mandala Cushion — OKA
5. Red Varese Rug — Heals
6. Manhattan 12 Piece Dinner Set — Marks & Spencer
7. Smithfield Tan Leather Armchair — Habitat
8. Newgate Pluto Wallclock — John Lewis

And here are a few ideas for colour pairings…

It works beautifully with soft shell pinks or dusky coral and taupe.


Looks amazing when paired with cooler tones like teal or mossy green — this can be seen on the OKA cushion above.


Marsala works well with zingy oranges and hot coral shades…


As well as taking on a totally different feel when paired with chartreuse yellow or bronze.


Whatever your style, The Pantone Colour Of The Year 2015 — Marsala — is so versatile you’ll be sure to find something that suits your interior style.

Keep your eyes open for it — I’ll bet it will be on a high-street near you very soon! ;)

For more Marsala ‘flavoured’ inspiration — pop over and have a look at my Pinterest board.

Follow Twinkles Momma’s board Colour Your World | #10 Pantone® Colour Of The Year 2015 | Marsala on Pinterest.

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Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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  1. 2nd Apr 2015 / 12:54 pm

    Huurah! We loved that colour didn’t we? Although I haven’t seen much of it in the shops. I loved the post you did for me – still getting lots of hits to date! Great round up again and thanks for sharing all your fab picks xx

    • 2nd Apr 2015 / 5:50 pm

      Aaah I really enjoyed collating the fashion picks — the homeware has been much, much harder!! I haven’t seen much of it in the shops yet either — I expect we’ll see more of it as the year rolls on. Its definitely more of an autumn colour, rather than spring. It will be interesting to see if Pantone’s forecast is correct this year! ;)

  2. 2nd Apr 2015 / 7:00 pm

    Do you know, I’m really struggling with this colour. One day I like it and the next, I really don’t. I’m just not sure about it. Copper, I love though … although it’s really not great to have around the home if you have little ones with really sticky fingers :)

    • 3rd Apr 2015 / 12:13 pm

      Yes — I know what you mean — it definitely works well for fashion but the jury’s out for this colour in the home. Totally agree about copper — I LOVE it! :)

  3. 5th Apr 2015 / 1:17 pm

    Caro I love your Pantone posts they are fab, My favourite are the blues and citrus shades, thanks for linking up #SundayStars x

  4. 5th Apr 2015 / 7:18 pm

    Adore these colour posts. You have SUCH good taste! Such good taste! #sundaystars

    • 7th Apr 2015 / 8:15 am

      Aaah that’s a really lovely thing to say Karen — thanks so much xx

  5. 6th Apr 2015 / 8:18 am

    Caro – once again this is fabulous and a great post for anyone wanting to spruce up their homes with THE colour of the year! IS there any chance you can pop over to mine and Pantone me up too?!?!? ;) Steph xxx

    • 7th Apr 2015 / 8:18 am

      Aaah thanks so much Steph :) I liked the plate so much I bought it for my friend’s daughter on the weekend!! She’s got some Pantone in her life now! LOL! ;)

  6. 7th Apr 2015 / 9:29 pm

    This colour is so much more versatile than you realise. All the examples you have used are great – and I love the colour pairings. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

    • 9th Apr 2015 / 10:24 am

      It’s amazing isn’t it? Not exactloy what you’d call a ‘neutral’ but it really is! Thanks for hosting Vic x

  7. 8th Apr 2015 / 7:57 pm

    really love that colour! Thanks for joining in w/ our #HomeCorner

    • 9th Apr 2015 / 11:02 am

      Thanks so much :) Considering it’s reportedly the ‘Colour Of The Year’ I haven’t seen too much of it in the shops yet.

  8. Alice Megan
    10th Apr 2015 / 10:31 am

    I do love these posts! I think you’re right though it’ll probably be more prominent in Autumn

    • 10th Apr 2015 / 2:01 pm

      Thanks so much :) Yes — it’s an odd colour to have as colour of the year isn’t it? It’s much more suited to Autumn and Winter, rather than Spring or Summer! Thanks for your comment x

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