Marsala Mix For 2015 | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

In the world of colors of the last few years we have seen a clear desire to have nature in our life and colors related to food. This year is the turn of Marsala, in 2014 it was Cayenne and Sangria and in 2013 Tangerine took all our attention. Marsala is a fortified dessert wine made in the island of Sicily at the boot of Italy. It’s a drink served at the beginning of a dinner to anticipate the pleasure of all flavors that will roll through the dinner, it is served at the end of a dinner with desserts and it is also used in cooking to enhance flavors and aromas of a dish. My mom used Marsala to make a delicious zabaione cream.

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The undertones of Marsala wine are gold, amber, bronze or ruby, which we should use as the basis for our home décor inspiration. Marsala is nurturing and sophisticated color, it lends itself with satin and earthy textured fabrics, just picture in your mind satin Marsala bed sheets with layers of decorative rich Jacquard and velvet pillows in amber, bronze gold and ruby colors. Layering in fact is the word for this magic color. Can we layer it with the complimentary colors as well? Absolutely. In fact blues, teals and even Chartreuse are perfect combinations.

Marsala John Yunis(John Yunis)

We can also use Marsala to create new dimension between light and dark. Marsala walls and light flooring with light accessories give a subtle contrasts for a bold interior as a master painter of chiaroscuro would do. I love the pearl grey in the photo above from Better Home & Garden. In kitchens and dining rooms this colors is perfect to enhance the appetite, just like the wine.

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Some people feel as if we are going back to the browns of ‘70s, maybe and it is a good thing, brown makes us feel grounded and balanced.

Nothing like colors can instantly change our mood and look. Marsala in fashion will provide instant confidence for both men and women. I am here to help, call me. Ciao,
Valentina
http://www.valentinadesigns.com

Copyright © 2015 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved
FedoraHatStampValentina Cirasola is an Italian Interior Designer working in the USA and Europe since 1990, specializing in kitchen, bath, wine cellar, and outdoor kitchen designs. Often people describe her as “the colorist” as she loves to color her clients’ world and loves to create the unusual. “Vogue” magazine and many prominent publications in California featured Valentina’s work. She also has made four appearances on T.V. Comcast Channel 15. Author of three published books, the latest ©RED – A Voyage Into Colors is on the subject of colors.
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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Oh, the Places We See
    Mar 04, 2015 @ 22:22:27

    Love this color — warm, clear and inviting. Also, in the first picture, I love the artwork. I’ve never painted, but I’m thinking of trying some of these abstract canvases. Love the layers and textures!

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