"Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us into its embracing warmth."
Colors to pair with marsala:
At first glance, marsala can appear too "serious" or “harsh” for nurseries and children's rooms, which are traditionally soft pastels and happy spring colors. However, a rich shade like marsala can instantly create a cozy feel for your child's nest.
Pairing marsala with earthy neutrals or vibrant blues can change how the hue reads in a space. For example:
One of the great things about marsala is its versatility. Depending on how you style it, the berry shade works wonderfully for a little girl's or baby boy's room.
Using marsala as an accent:
The easiest way to update your nursery is with key accent pieces. If you don't want to commit with paint, sneak in hints of marsala with accessories.
As seen in the above image, its rich color appears even more lush on patterned textures. That's why I love the idea of a plush marsala baby blanket or bedding set with a marsala chevron print. I also adore how it pairs with a rich royal blue -- perfect for a modern baby boy nursery!
If you're a DIYer, consider slapping on a fresh coat of marsala (Pantone 18-1438) on an old dresser or mirror. If you're even more ambitious, reupholster your comfy nursing chair with a lush marsala fabric.
So tell us, Mamas: what do you think of marsala as the 2015 color of the year? Will you change your baby nursery to this warm wine hue? Tell us below!
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