Marsala and its sister colour Copper Blush, have officially been named as the Pantone colours of the year, and with their warm, rich, nutty and indulgent tones, it’s easy to see why. The question is – when it comes to your kitchen, when and how do you use them to best compliment your space and create a stylish finish?
The answer is quite easily. Both Copper Blush and Marsala are bold, confident colours to use in a kitchen, but the warm undertones within these shades mean they won’t look overpowering if used in the right space and complimented with texture.
Marsala is perfect for a kitchen space, with its earthy tones and hint of fresh b erries and deep rich wines. It also works really well with natural textures, so break the colour up with texture by using on matt grained wood. This will add a depth to the colour and give a more natural, hearty finish. Accessorise with icy blues, splashes of silver, rich indigo and slate grey to complete the look.
Copper blush, the lighter of the two tones, naturally lends itself to an open plan kitchen space. With its bright yet soft colour spectrum of orange, red and pink, it works best when kept to a matt finish. Bring in beautiful light reflection through high shine metallic worktops or style with this year’s metallics. Think copper pans and rose gold accessories to really get your copper blush crush on.
Remember – you don’t need to rip out and start again to add hints of Marsala and Copper Blush to your kitchen. If you have the pantone colour codes, you can create virtually anything in your existing kitchen by adding painted door or cupboard fronts, or giving an old side table a new lease of life with a lick of paint. Think accessories too as these can be both functional and decorative, so look at investing in table runners, wine glasses, vases, crockery or quirky artwork to get the 2015 look.