Every year the experts at Pantone pick a color that represents what is happening in the world of design today. They review what clothing designers are showing on the runway, study what furniture designers are doing with their latest collections, and follow the color trends on television and movies sets. And from what they find, they decide what the Pantone Color of the Year is.
For 2015, Pantone’s Color of the Year is Marsala, a deep earthy red inspired by the wine of the same name. Here are some ways you can use Marsala when decorating around granite countertops.
- Use your granite countertop as inspiration for a coordinating neutral. Find a brown, black or gray that coordinates with both Marsala and your granite. With your neutral and Marsala in hand, you can find other coordinating colors to match it.
- Select a piece of fabric, a picture, or something else that contains Marsala and your neutral. From that inspiration piece, you can pick out a palette of colors to make decorating easy.
- Go online and check out color coordinating websites. Many of them will show you what colors go with Marsala and give you suggestions for coordinated palettes.
- Marsala is a color that goes very well with natural elements. Weathered wood brings out the rich tones within this color. Golden tones and bright greens play well against this rich earthy hue. Dark wood tones also help bring out the glow in the Marsala.
- White brings a nice contrast to the Marsala. Consider painting trim or selecting linens that are a crisp white. It will allow the Marsala and your granite countertops to have center stage.
- Use Marsala to brighten up a focal wall. It will grab anyone’s attention as they enter a room. It makes the perfect background for fine works of art, a valued collection, or an intimate seating group. In the kitchen and dining room, this rich red will bring warmth and intimacy.
The rich, earthy tones of Marsala work well with modern, minimalist and traditional decors. That is why it is so versatile in decorating granite countertops.
If you are looking for granite countertops to go along with an earthy Marsala kitchen, Arch City Granite & Marble can help. They serve homeowners, contractors, and interior designers throughout the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area.