Since 2000, Pantone has annually released a colour of the year. 2014’s colour was the beautifully chilling radiant orchard that combined both warm and cold tones. This year’s colour: marsala is a lot less frost and a lot more earth.

Pantone has been a leader in colour for many years. Its colour of the year is taken seriously by designers and creators in all areas of the consumer-good market. It’s likely you’ll be seeing a lot of marsala in this years makeup, fashion, and home decor including window coverings like blinds and drapes.

Marsala is a tired burgundy shade that blends the warmth of red with a rich, neutral brown. While some may think the colour looks washed out, we find that it works really well an an accent colour with a larger piece. One of our suppliers, kravet, clearly agrees. Kravetcolors’ new brochure highlights fabrics inspired by Pantone’s choice. Any of their many options has the potential to bring a warmth and earthy sophisticated feel to a room.

However, if you’re not on board with the marsala craze, don’t worry — our selection of window coverings always includes a huge variety of colours and styles. Besides, while it may seem like a long time until 2016, years have this tendency to zip by and marsala will be quick out the door with it.

Ready to update your window coverings? Whether you love marsala or hate it, we have the perfect window treatment for you. Come in store or call us today at (403) 456-0087.