Colour focus: We love marsala

Marsala pantone

“A naturally robust and earthy wine red that enriches our minds bodies and souls…”

So say Pantone, the world’s leading authority on colours, about Marsala, their chosen Colour of the Year for 2015. Declared every year since 2000, the Pantone Colour of the Year is designed to reflect the prevailing mood attitude and style of people across the world. And this year…we love it!

Warm and sophisticated, we think it works really well as both a base and accent colour, and is versatile enough for use across the home. In this guide, we take a look providing you with some inspiration and ideas on how you can incorporate Marsala into your home design – great if you’re planning on updating your home in 2015.


The rich wine colour of Marsala has a strong association with luxury food and drink, making it ideal for use in your dining room.

Marsala colour palette

From small accents like tablecloths and dining chair upholstery, to main features like your walls, carpets and curtains, it’s a great way of creating a warm, welcoming dining area in your home. Why not consider incorporating a deep red carpet into your room’s decor?


Whether you’re going for contemporary or classic, Marsala’s strong associations with food also make it the perfect kitchen colour. If you want to use it as an accent, then choosing Marsala towels, linens and small appliances is a good place to start.

It’s also versatile enough for use as a main design colour. Marsala tiles, splash backs and red vinyl flooring could all be used to offset a lighter colour, adding warmth and richness to the space.


A Marsala headboard or bed linen can be used in conjunction with rich, mid wood tones to create a warm and welcoming sanctuary, especially if combined with plush, textured curtains in Marsala.

Alternatively, a thick, luxury Marsala carpet offset against a lighter scheme will warm up the space, and add a layer of luxury to your bedroom.

Carpetright Two Step Plus Marrakesh carpet with Marco Walnut bedframe


A great way to add elegance and sophistication to your living room, Marsala will make the space feel warm and welcoming. It works particularly well as an accent colour or feature wall, offset against a lighter scheme.

A great choice for your carpets and rugs, Marsala is also the perfect accent colour for other soft textured furnishings, like cushions and sofas.


Pantone Marsala swatch

Further information about Marsala, including advice on complementary colours, and how you can use it in your home can be found on the Pantone website.

Alternatively, why not browse through our fantastic range of carpets, vinyl flooring and headboards, and introduce some Marsala into your home today.

Try out marsala styled flooring in your home before you commit to buy, order free samples to test it out!