Marsala Isn’t Just Wine…It’s Perfect For Home Decor

marsala-wineHave you heard of Marsala? It’s much more than just the wine. For 2015, Marsala is also the PANTONE color of the year. This red-brown color is earthy, rich, and sophisticated, and, as designers know, it can bring warmth and color to any room.

Here at Windo VanGo serving the Baltimore area, our decorators can help find ways to incorporate the rich Marsala color into your home design. Here are just a few ideas:

Marsala Blinds and Shades

Window treatments are a great way to incorporate Marsala into any room. As your local Hunter Douglas dealer, we offer a variety of window coverings that feature the hues of Marsala. Select from products like Solera® Soft Shades, Duette® Honeycomb Shades, or Provenance® Woven Wood Shades.

Custom Drapery or Valances

A bold color that demands attention, Marsala is beautiful as a top treatment or in custom flowing drapes. Solid colors make a defining statement, and a patterned fabric can introduce a new color in a more subtle way. Marsala also works well on valances and top treatments, paired with most any blind or shade.

Fabric Choices

Marsala can work on a patterned fabric, such as chintz or chenille. Corduroy is also making a comeback, and you might find that the boldness of this year’s color combined with the soft and cuddly corduroy feel may work perfectly in your home. Whether on a pillow, a couch, or a chair, corduroy exudes comfort but looks just as vibrant in a formal room.

Color Combinations With Marsala

jan_pantone-2015-marsala-wedding-color-ideasMarsala combines dramatically with neutrals, including warmer taupes and grays. Because of its burnished undertones, Marsala is highly compatible with amber and golden yellows, greens in both turquoise and teal, and blues in the more vibrant range. Depending on how you want to use this new color, the options for adding other colors in the room are endless.

Home Accents

You don’t have to go crazy to incorporate Pantone’s color of the year into your room design. Use it as one of your accent colors with something like artwork, pillows, rugs, throws, and accessories. In a bedroom, Marsala works beautifully either in your bedding itself, or on extra pillows and hanging art. Be creative!


Bedding is a beautiful way to use Marsala in your room design. Create a custom comforter, or design throw pillows and shams that bring the color in as a bright accent. Our designers can work with you to make this new color a bold part of your bedroom makeover, or introduce it in a more subtle way.

Interior Decorating in Baltimore

Windo VanGo is the premier Hunter Douglas Gallery in the Baltimore, MD, area, with a gallery showroom in Marriottsville and serving residential and commercial clients throughout the counties of Baltimore, Baltimore City, Howard, Carroll, Hartford, and Anne Arundel.

Contact us today for a design consultation!