By Roelf Nel

Add the Marsala design touch to your home

Marsala is the 2015 Pantone Colour of the Year. This colour is warm, rich, natural and pleasant. It is the perfect shade for natural interior decorating colour schemes. The modern colour is inspired by pomegranate, rich, deep and soft pastels of plum juices, red wines and autumn leaves.

The reddish wine colour hues can create dramatic accents and add a peaceful look to modern interior decorating. This colour can transform interior design and bring coziness into your room decorating. The Marsala colour combinations can include bright rooms colours, cold colour tones, warm colour shades, pastels and neutral colours, and look attractive and inviting.

How can you introduce Marsala into your home?

  • The sharp contrast in Marsala colour walls again white paint trimmings offers a fabulous finish. From creamy shades, vanilla and pearl to pale gray colour tones, these colour combinations feel warm and stylish with the Marsala colour. Black and white decorating ideas, gray and pale beige can be mixed with the modern colour for schemes that are contrasting, dynamic and harmonious.
  • Create a retro feel in the kitchen featuring a Marsala coloured stove or Marsala coloured drawers with a white or stainless steel contrast. For a cottage styled feel paint a featured wall with Marsala colour.
  • Create an elegant and sophisticated feel in your living room boasting modern marsala coloured couch set against a neutral background.
  • In a small space like a guest bathroom, create the contrast with white porcelain against a Marsala backdrop creating a rich luminous feel yet cozy as well.

The options are endless. This modern colour inspired by sunsets and elegant roses, is elegant, sophisticated creating a modern home with impressive finishing’s. Sip on a glass of red wine, and get inspired by the rich colour.

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By Roelf Nel

Colour my Bedroom

Your bedroom is the one place in your home where you should feel totally relaxed, and peaceful. It is the place to get a good night’s sleep to rejuvenate for the next day.  So how can colour help create a sanctuary that matches your style, personality and create a refuge from the hustle and bustle of the world?  Beautiful House asked designers to offer paint colours for the bedroom.

Here are some ideas of colours to use:

  • Colour with a bit of grey in them are more sophisticated. Depending on the time of day, it will look blue, grey or green.
  • Dark Brown green is peaceful and green, especially if you live in a hot climate. Using white or cream bedding makes a beautiful contrast with this colour.
  • Having a lavender touch with a grey tint – feels good for the early riser. Avoid using floral patterns with this colour, unless of course, granny will be sleeping in this room.
  • Camellia Pink – a soft, graceful colour that will make any woman feel beautiful and alive.
  • A green-blue-grey colour reflects a cloudless sky offering calm, relaxing and a peaceful environment.
  • Joa’s White – has hints of grey, brown, cream and white. This colour offers calm and simplicity.
  • Blue Bonnet – offers a classic feel that is light and airy and the strong white undertones keeps the fresh look.
  • Ballroom Blue – Not quite green, and not quite blue but rather like the ocean. A perfect colour to feel like you are being swept off by the waves and waking up refreshed.

Of course, these are just the colours on your walls. Designed to create a calming effect to stimulate relaxation and rest. On their own, they cannot create tranquility. A healthy lifestyle and stress management will lead to a better night’s sleep. Your bedroom is the haven created to drift away.

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Add the Marsala design touch to your home
Colour my Bedroom