Style: Colour of the year


By Lucinda Starr

“A naturally robust and earthly wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.”

2015 marks many things; everything from the year of the Sheep in the Chinese Zodiac calendar to the final travel destination in the iconic Back to the Future film trilogy. If ‘the year of Marsala’ sounds utterly unfamiliar, we’re about to clear some things up for you.

Home colour experts Pantone like to keep things fresh. Since 2000, a secret meeting of sorts has been taking place in a mystery European location, with the purpose of selecting a shade to hold to title of ‘Colour of the Year’ for the following twelve months.

After 48 hours of heated debate, the deep rusty red Marsala joined the ranks of recipients of
this style-setting annual accolade. Set to be splashed across catwalks and interiors showrooms globally, its links to a good glass of mulled wine give the tone its rustic, earthly charm.

Bold enough to liven up even the dreariest of spaces, yet retaining a unique and understated subtlety, Marsala may just be the final touch to add a touch of warmth to your apartment’s home décor.

1. Jean Paul Gaultier Cushion ($129) at

2. Purvaai wool throw – ($247) at

3. BAKAIRI armchair – ($4 000) at

4. Dahlia Porcelain Plate ($9) at

5. Keurig K400 coffee machine (to be released later in 2015 )

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