I thought I’d carry on my series about what I’ve been pinning recently, that I began last year. I’ve started up a few new boards this month, as I’ve been loving using it as inspiration for trends in interiors, for the upcoming seasons and year. I can’t tell you the fun I’ve been having planning this years holiday on there too! I’ve also been using Pinterest more and more as a collation of my thoughts, and I’ve been loving the new features of being able to move pins as well as start secret boards, which is sometimes how I start off a board, if I am experimenting with ideas.
One board that I wanted to share with you was my Marsala Pantone 2015 colour of the year one. I’ve struggled with this colour, and not really taken to it, as one to use in interiors. However , I thought if I did a little more investigating, maybe my thoughts would change.
Here is my Marsala Inspiration board on Pinterest :
Source : Lonny
Marsala is an unusual colour, its not wine, or burgundy, its a very dusty version of those though. I think it works well in this button chesterfield style sofa, accented with the soft cool blue on the walls. This is quite a pale version of the Marsala hue, so I think that’s why it works with the softer blue. Or how about this opulent display of Marsala :
Source : Vogue
This is actually the home of the late L’Wren Scott and Mick Jagger in Paris, its beautiful isnt it? I love the grandness of the curtains, marsala really suits the silk taffeta (I think) material. The colour is then echoed on the bed cover. I think its interesting how the room has been dressed with pops of colour, the turquoise and the yellow, to lighted, what is a heavy and rich main colour of marsala.
I think if I was decorating a room with marsala, I would definitely accent it with the opposite end of the colour wheel, and colours like turquoise really lift the space, and add a modern twist. I would also make sure I didn’t add too much pattern, as it could feel oppressive. I also love the idea of a very cool white room, with old aged oak furniture having marsala added in accessories, to warm the space.
What do you think, are you convinced? I mentioned this colour on twitter recently, and I didn’t have one person reply back to me that they liked it. I think its definitely not one for everyone, but I’m warming to it!