Pantone announced it’s color of the year yesterday and the response was…underwhelming. Plenty of people made obligatory jokes about it being the “neutral of the year” and reminiscent of a bad 80s prom dress. A few expressed their confusion at naming the color after a popular chicken dish.

Pantone says, “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness.”

I, personally, love it. It’s definitely a departure from the aqua, lavender and emerald green colors of Pantone past, but I think it will make for some awesome home decorating options. Check out some inspirational links below and you’ll see amazing couches, rugs, pillows, and more. You can even paint a wall if you’re really committed to Pantone’s Color of the Year selection.


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What are your feelings about marsala?

Image from Pantone’s website

Amanda Mears
Amanda has worked as a journalist, an SEO copywriter, and a social media specialist. Her aim as a Four Walls contributor is to provide something worth reading and create a community for people who lease and love it. She’s also a real person, not just a mysterious internet writer, who loves silversmithing, podcast-binging, and trying to figure out how to fix her rented apartment’s bad linoleum floor (see, just like you!)