Hello Everyone,

If you haven’t heard, the color authorities have spoken. Marsala, a gorgeous terracotta shade, has been named the official Pantone Color of the year.

“This earthy red has wine and a very warm brown underneath, which gives the feeling of groundedness, strength, and confidence,” says Leatrice Eisman, Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute. “It has a richness that lends sophistication. When you wear it’s it is a self-fulfilling prophecy—you’ll find you get positive reactions form others and it builds up your confidence.” Eisman further explains that we’ve seen glimpses of marsala in the late ‘60s into the ‘70s and a touch in the ‘80s, but it’s also a very modern hue that lives well today.

We are very pleased with this year’s pick, and totally agree with Leatrice Eisemen. She has found that this year many people will be searching for relaxation, tranquility, and ways to nurture their bodies and minds. And Marsala, because of its brown-red natural earthiness, similar to the cooking wine it is named after, can have that effect via an accent wall, a bed’s comforter or a lampshade in the hue.

To honor this year’s selection, we’ve gathered a few of our interiors that just so happen to feature this gorgeous hue!

IMG_9979Marsala takes center stage in our Tanglewood Interior’s formal sitting room. The full bodied color packs a punch, and “embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while it’s grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated earliness” –Pantone.com.


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Lastly, we upholstered our client’s formal living room accent pillows in a marsala and dark plum fabric to compliment the palette of their fabulous abstract art. The pigment tied the room together perfectly. That is all we have today. As always, check out our portfolio to see the rest of our interiors.

Until Next Time,





Ohorona24.in.uamansky is a story-teller at heart. Her unique perspective and tailored design process empower her to create singular interiors for clients all over the world.

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