Marsala More than Wine in 2015


Marsala isn’t just a cooking wine or a delicious veal dish for 2015. It’s the Pantone color of the year. That’s right. According to Kitchen and Bath Daily, Pantone has identified the rich red color with pink undertones, called Marsala, as the trend in kitchens and dining areas in the coming year. Pantone predicts popular items like small appliances and table linens will be available in the color.

While home accents and smaller items will be the first to showcase the newest colors, sometimes these color trends extend into building materials. We might see sinks, countertops and ceramic tile for floors and back splashes in the color of the year. How wise is it to incorporate trends into your remodeling project?

If you’re planning a kitchen remodeling effort this year, trends will be a consideration. Any top designer will incorporate trends, but in a subtle way. More importantly, they will help you to create a space that is functional for you and your family and that reflects your personal style. While Marsala may be the designer’s choice this year, ask yourself if you’ll still appreciate it in three years. You don’t want to create the “orange shag carpet” of 2015 by incorporating a trend that screams of an era. Keeping countertops, tile and cabinetry decidedly neutral won’t date your new kitchen. It will give it better resale value and it will give you more latitude in décor choices.

Ultimately, the choice is yours, but a savvy custom remodeler will advise that accenting with trendy colors is the smarter way to go. Accents don’t require costly changes and renovations. A neutral foundation will prove to be the trend that stands the test of time.


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