Happy New Year to all! I know it’s been a while since my last post, but I have good reason. I have since moved back to my hometown of Houston Texas in November, and it was a huge undertaking to say the least. I’m now settled and refreshed!
As you know, my January post are always about the color of the year. I love color because it can have such a huge impact on any space. This year Pantone announced the color of 2015 is Marsala. What color is that you ask?
Well, it’s a deep, rich, full-bodied, earthy red that is sultry and sassy. It’s funny, because I’m normally not one to choose red when creating pallets simply because red can often be too intense and take over the whole scheme. Red is hot, fast and alert. It can make your heat beat faster and make you inclined to eat more in rooms painted in this hue. However, it does have its place! Like formal dining rooms, lounges and intimate areas.
Marsala red is intriguing to me because of its rich, robust warm undertones make for a more livable color in my opinion. This color is providing me with creative thoughts for a second glance. Deep reds work well with warmer pigments of the color wheel such as gold, ocher, tan’s, rich wood finishes and brown shades along with softer peach and flirty pink flesh tones. Which, by the way, are good in bathrooms to make you look more youthful and bright for makeup application.
One reason it for its selection as the color of the year for 2015 is because of its versatility and being able to look good on all skin tones. It was a hot color on the Fall/Winter 2015 runway as you can see.
This exotic color also would do well with more masculine tones such as stone grays, deep royal blues and turquoise. Purples that have a heavy blue undertone would be a nice complement to this color as well.
Are you in the market for a new sofa this year? Why not select an earthy red tone fabric for a change of pace? I helped a client make this bold decision a couple of years ago when working together. We mulled over all the safer selections, but after a while this shade was hard to ignore because the fabrics vibrant flexibility and wow factor it provided in the room.
How else can you implement this magnificent shade into your life? Paint, of course, try Pittsburgh Paints Ruby Lips, Benjamin Moors Raisin Tarte or Sherwin Williams Fine Wine. Any one of these color would be a great on its own or as an accent in any hallway, living room, bedroom or guest bathroom. As I said earlier this hue and the shades it leaves behind work well on skin tones so, painting your bathroom walls in this color would make” You Look Marvelous Darling!”
I believe this 2015 will be a positive one. This color promotes energy, strength, passion, and good health for the body mind and soul. I have a sense that a lot of us have been feeling the negative stain on our brains in the past few years. I have chosen to think in a more optimistic manner this year and to lead my heart. Sometimes we can let our thoughts takeover too much, and we can lose sight of our true inner selves. This color is one of the heart, and I’m so pleased to pay attention to it for a while. It will be a welcome CHANGE to treat not just myself but each other with kindness and love this year.
Cheers to LOVE and Good Heath! xo
Designer’s work featured: Sara Richardson, Kelly Wearstler, Amanda Nesbet,