Marsala color, enveloping shades for walls and furnishings

The color Marsala it is the hue of the famous Sicilian wine that becomes a chromatic reference point, a nuance with amber notes close to cherry red, but which with the addition of earthy pigments approaches terracotta, also differing from its burgundy matrix. A nuance that never ceases to decorate the most eclectic interiors, especially since Pantone Color Institute chose it as color of the year in 2015: a strong and decisive color, capable of reconnecting to the Earth element, but above all with a strong reassuring power. (Colors that communicate stability, nothing more current). Although Marsala takes on a slightly cold patina, it manages to keep the heat intact by coating the interiors in a vigorous way.

Where to use and how to combine Marsala color

Marsala is at its best when flooded with light. Its peculiarities make it suitable for the walls of the living area, especially in living room, but also in kitchen e in the dining area, where you can bet on a wall total marsala or opt on geometric portions and color schemes.

Undoubtedly it is a shade that “furnishes”: an environment painted in a palette turns out to be a very rich base on which to compose the furniture.
Indicated in classic and modern environments, is a nuance that appropriates the space by connoting it with a precise style, to be enhanced by combining it with other colors, usually soft and not very saturated.

Excellent allies of Marsala are, for example, the colors of range of pinks in the delicate and more burnt versions, e neutral palettes, from butter-colored, to nude, to pearl gray. For color schemes designed to perfection, too the contrast with saturated colors is an option to consider: impactful the juxtaposition of marsala color to navy blue, to indigo blue, gives a theatrical effect.

The living room color Marsala takes a decidedly new classic or retro direction together with copper details, granite surfaces, floral sofas, sculptural lamps and maxi plants in strategic focal points.

In kitchen, recalls the rustic style, and is often mellowed from majolica Oh yes furnishings with light and material essences to underline its predisposition to the call of the land and the countryside. Inserted in a schema of industrial plant finds an interesting contrast, for example, with steel appliances.

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Marsala for furnishings and accessories

If a Marsala wall is too invasive or the exposure of the room is not in favor of the color scheme, we can decide to decline it on furnishings and accessories equally characterizing the spaces without sacrificing the palette.

A pouf, a sofa or an armchair with a background of floral wallpaper in shades of Marsala, powder pink and sage green will make the living room structured and romantic but no frills. Also in bedroom we can make it the protagonist with the sheets, paired with baby blue cushions or on an exotic carpet. In general, in an environment with a neutral background and a minimal style it will be easy to play with accessories in the Marsala palette.

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