Pantone announces 2015 Color of the year

Those involved in the interior design and fashion world eagerly await an announcement by color experts, Pantone, of the color of the year.  This year they caught everyone who was expecting some shade of blue off guard by selecting Marsala as the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year.

Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala

Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala

According to the executive director of Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman, “Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth…nurturing and fulfilling.”

While this color is as rich and delicious as the wine it is named after, it is also a versatile shade that will be right at home in any room in your home from the kitchen to the bath to the bedroom or will warm up the lobby and guest rooms of a boutique hotel.  It is easily paired with most colors and will complement all types of wood and metal used in the space.  Hospitality and residential designers alike will find many uses for this new color.

In the kitchen

A crisp and clean contemporary kitchen with Marsala walls, small appliances or fabric provide the perfect backdrop for stainless steel hardware.

Ergo wave pull in stainless steel finish Martin Pierce Hardware

Ergo wave pull in stainless steel finish
Martin Pierce Hardware

 

In the bath

Whether it is in a beautiful spa bath at home or a luxury hotel retreat, the beauty of bronze or high polished brass fixtures, hardware and bath accessories make a striking combination when paired with richly hued Marsala linens and paint in a more traditional setting.

Hedgerow soap dish by Martin Pierce Hardware

Hedgerow soap dish by Martin Pierce Hardware

On the exterior

Add a punch to the entry by painting the door with this new color and using oil rubbed bronze hardware for a warm greeting to guest or clients.

Solid bronze door lever from Grapevine collection at Martin Pierce Custom Hardware

Solid bronze door lever from Grapevine collection at Martin Pierce Custom Hardware

 

How will you use this latest color trend in your upcoming projects?

You can view our entire collection of custom hardware at http://www.martinpierce.com.

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About martinpierceblog

Martin and Anne Pierce live in Los Angeles California with their beloved rescue dog, Iris. Martin's custom designs reflect his love of nature and include beautiful vine and fern drawer pulls, a realistic yet whimsical collection of bugs and other critters on door hardware and charming floral designs on everything from door levers to bathroom accessories. He also enjoys creating sculptural contemporary pieces that are easy to access for those with limited physical capabilities. All of Martin's designs are hand carved and cast in their Los Angeles studio where there is truly something for everyone. Please contact us with any questions or custom queries
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