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The Many Moods of Marsala

On the Wall
Overlapping translucent flower petals and green leaves resemble stained glass in Violets. This eye-catching artwork captures marsala’s nuanced shades. $600, Domain XCIV.
On the Wall Overlapping translucent flower petals and green leaves resemble stained glass in Violets. This eye-catching artwork captures marsala’s nuanced shades. $600, Domain XCIV. Star-Telegram

Let’s raise a glass to marsala, Pantone’s color of the year. It’s perfect timing, too. Named for the ruby hue of Marsala wines, this earthy color offers an alternative to the traditional bright reds and pale pinks of the Valentine’s season.

And in home decor, marsala’s varietal hues provide elan to neutral color schemes.

“It is a deep, rich, red clay hue with a brown undertone that reduces its intensity. This prevents it from overpowering a space,” says Gayla Jett Shannon, an assistant professor in TCU’s interior design program. “As a wall color, it could be mysterious and shadowy, particularly with a dark color juxtaposed as mouldings,” Shannon says. “In contrast with white trim, it could become festive and crisp.”

Adds Jessica McIntyre of Jessica McIntyre Interiors in Arlington, “The perfect opportunity [to incorporate it] is with textiles — rugs, pillows, or drapes. Marsala works great with greens and blues — anything from a deep emerald to navy.”

Where to Shop

Ashlins, Ltd.

413 S. Main St

Grapevine

817-442-0400

www.ashlins.com

Atlas Rug Gallery

4915 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Fort Worth

817-377-8598

www.atlasruggallery.net

Domain XCIV

3320 W. Seventh St.

Fort Worth

817-336-1994

Pottery Barn

1440 Civic Place

Southlake

817-251-0290

and

1616 S. University Drive

Fort Worth

817-332-5707

www.potterybarn.com

Sandra Sampson Interiors

3805 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Fort Worth

817-738-0406

www.sandrasampsoninteriors.com

Williams-Sonoma

172 State St.

Southlake

817-416-5932

and

1620 S. University Drive

Fort Worth

817-334-0009

www.williams-sonoma.com

Wright at Home

4818 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Fort Worth

817-989-8222

www.wrightathomefw.com

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