Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year is Marsala, which Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, refers to as “a hearty, yet stylish tone” that is “universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”

Wallpaper and fabric designers have long been intoxicated by this alluring, sophisticated color, pairing Marsala with analogous or complementary colors to beautiful effect. “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal,” says Eiseman.

Kindle in Gold Metallic on Claret (RL1153) is from the Elements collection by Carey Lind Designs for York Wallcoverings.

Kindle in Gold Metallic on Claret (RL1153) is from the Elements collection by Carey Lind Designs for York Wallcoverings.

This pattern from York Wallcoverings features a horizontal grass-like texture, creating a subtle contrasting effect of lighter and darker shades of Marsala, Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year.

Charming in Wine on Gold (ET2001) is from the Enchantment collection by York Wallcoverings.

Charming in Wine on Gold (ET2001) is from the Enchantment collection by York Wallcoverings.

Sultry Marsala blossoms are bold and beautiful on a ground of textured vertical string in this Charming wallpaper pattern.

 Bermuda Stripe in Passion Fruit (302-62) is from Chella Textiles and boasts aunique combination of colors that showcases the versatility of Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala. The hand of this indoor-outdoor fabric is as incredibly soft as luxurious cotton while it retains the uncommon durabililty of 100% solution-dyed polyolefin. Woven in Italy, Bermuda Stripe is lightfast, resists mildew and stains and is machine washable.

Bermuda Stripe in Passion Fruit (302-62) from Chella Textiles.

The hand of this indoor-outdoor fabric, Bermuda Stripe from Chella Textiles, is as incredibly soft as luxurious cotton while it retains the uncommon durabililty of 100% solution-dyed polyolefin. Woven in Italy, Bermuda Stripe is lightfast, resists mildew and stains and is machine washable.

Eclectic Patchwork in Gold and Burgundy (AM8724), from the American Classics collection by York Wallcoverings.

Eclectic Patchwork in Gold and Burgundy (AM8724), from the American Classics collection by York Wallcoverings.

Eclectic Patchwork features the Pantone 2015 color of the year with coordinating colors in a patchwork of nostalgic design.

Fortifying indeed! To see more Marsala-colored fabric and wallpaper or to find area designers and retailers that carry Chella Textiles and York Wallcoverings, please contact us.