COLOR OF THE YEAR

COLOR CRUSH :: MARSALA

Every year, a new color seems to jump out of the color wheel and be everywhere. From furniture to walls, fashion runways to the makeup counter, that color becomes a superstar, a trend setter, the cool kid everybody wants at their party. In 2015, that color is Marsala.

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director at the Pantone Color Institute, which determines the color of the year, describes Marsala as “a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in
to its embracing warmth.”

Call us quick to fall in love but we’re definitely embracing this deep red with brown undertones.

Photo Credits: DigsDigs  and  This Old House

Photo Credits:DigsDigs and This Old House

It adds instant glamour when covering the walls of a room with black and white accents.

Photo Credit:  By Koket  and  Real Simple

Photo Credit: By Koket and Real Simple

It complements neutral furniture, giving it a dramatic twist.

Photo Credit:  The Decorista

Photo Credit: The Decorista

Photo Credit:  The Everygirl

Photo Credit: The Everygirl

Photo Credit:  Design Milk

Photo Credit: Design Milk

It gives otherwise simple furniture pieces like a love seat, ottomans or headboard a sophisticated upgrade.

Photo Credit:  Carolyn Roehm

Photo Credit: Carolyn Roehm

Photo Credit:  Wedding Chicks

Photo Credit: Wedding Chicks

It makes a centerpiece more luxurious.

Photo Credit:  DK Photology

Photo Credit: DK Photology

And last but not least, it’s the color of wine. And we can totally get behind that!

What are you thinking of Pantone's new color of the year? Love it or ditch it?

PRESS: ABC's The List Around Tampa Bay "Color of the Year

Recently, we had a great time chatting it up with Jake Peterson of ABC's The List, we talked about... you guessed Pantone's Color of the year! "Radiant Orchid" For more info on the interview visit their website here

Via The List

INSPIRATION: 2014 Color of the Year - Radiant Orchid

Well, the new year has come and gone and in the hustle and bustle of the holidays Pantone released the 2014 Color of the Year...

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An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.
— Pantone

Now, I have to be honest. At first I wasn't that thrilled about the announcement, not nearly as much as last years with Emerald. However, the color has definitely grown on me, and hopefully after seeing some of these images it will grow on you too. 

 

To me Radiant Orchid is just that, radiant. I feel if I were to use this color I would want to be just bang up in it, not regrets and full of life...

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Subtle colors with a radiant pop. I love the mix of modern and traditional in this image...

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Don't feel overwhelmed with this color, tone it down with grays, creams and wood tones and throw it on the floor. Show Radiant Orchid who's boss and keep it minimal in a rug pattern, however I promise that it will be a beautiful conversation piece...

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Paired with aquas and greens make a lovely combination...

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This is a nice casual pairing, I love how relaxed it feels...

 

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Are you now craving more Radiant Orchid? Check out this segment, Lisa was featured on ABC's "The List" talking about the Color of the Year. For even more inspiration to get your radiant creative juices flowing, follow our Pinterest Board, where we have started pinning away!