Have you heard? Marsala—described by Pantone as a “robust and earthy wine red”—is Pantone’s color of the year for 2015, and this vibrant, yet somehow neutral hue is just asking to find its way into your living room this year. Here are a few easy ways to give your living room a timely color update.
For the person who is always looking to have a fresh update in the home, changing out accent pillows on a sofa or chair—even by the season—is a great way to go. Now could be a great time to start making for yourself a small collection of accent pillows that all speak to you.
A New Rug
How about treating your feet to a new rug, be it replacing an old one or adding a rug where one hasn’t yet existed? It’s remarkable how a vibrant rug can breathe new life to a room—especially one that features a great many neutral colors otherwise. We’re especially eyeing this rug featuring mixed, monochromatic prints and a patchwork look.
This is especially fun if you have a gallery wall laid out in your living room space. Try switching out the content of one or two frames every so often to allow for changing preferences and trends. And if you can find wall art you love that features this stunning hue? Even better.
A Sofa or Accent Chair
Marsala may be the Pantone declared color for this year only, but that’s no reason to hesitate getting a new piece of furniture featuring the color; this shade of red can truly be timeless in its unique attention-grabbing, yet hushed tone. While not an exact match, we’re thinking that this Element sofa, loveseat, and chair come pretty close.
If you have furniture that you’re already in love with, have you considered dressing it with a new, vibrant fabric? Maybe it’s time to stop fighting old stains and replace your furniture’s fabric with something fresh and new.
Sometimes a simple vase or planter will do the trick. Try swapping out an item or two on your bookcase or mantle to give you that new look you’ve been craving.
Still pining for some inspiration? Stop by our showroom or explore our site so you can start planning your next living room update.