Pantone have selected their Colour of the Year for 2015 - the earthy and robust Marsala 18-1438.

Pantone's yearly colour pick often serves as a good indication of what shades to expect in the coming year from fashion, beauty, housewares, home and industrial design and consumer packaging.

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, says the hue will be incredibly popular in the New Year.  Eiseman and her team travel the world to observe color at play.

"Hardy, robust, satisfying, fulfilling," she said of the shade. "At the same time, there's a certain glamour that's attached to this color."  They see Marsala being used in any number of ways, be it an accent wall in a living room or office, a swipe of eye shadow mixed with bronze for a metallic look, a throw pillow, the exterior of a car, or a bit of jewelry evoking the 1950s. "It really does embody a certain amount of confidence and stability," Eiseman added.

"It's a color that you can mix with what you already own," she explained. "You can add just a touch of it. That's the intent and purpose. It is not the color that swallows the world."

How can you incorporate 2015's hottest colour into your decor?  Try a splash of Marsala with your upholstery or drapery -  Charles Parsons Interiors have a number of options in this glamourous shade!

Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala