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How to Decorate with Marsala for Spring

Spice up your digs with Pantone's Colour of the Year, which works as well in warmer weather as it does in cold.

Though the rich, earthy tones of Pantone’s colour of the year, Marsala, may appear best suited for cold weather décor, a little creativity can ensure the sultry shade remains a staple well into spring.

The trick? Incorporating the hue in smaller doses that won’t overwhelm an otherwise bright (and decidedly spring-ready) scheme. Here are three spaces that rock it right—by three designers who were clearly ahead of the curve, no less.

Lorraine Kitson kitchen

Fired Up A deep red stainless steel-topped island adds a splash of colour to Lorraine Kitsons’ industrial-inspired kitchen. The fun knobs on the Wolf gas range are also an eye-catching—and unexpected—touch.

Whistler chalet living room

Red Hot Marsala warms up a palette of whites and natural woods in this cozy Whistler chalet designed by Heffel Balagno. Bonus points for the curved stool, which helps break up the room’s linear lines.

Kootenay Lake cabin

One-sided An extra-long sofa offers an ideal place for lounging while also acting as a focal point in the living room of this modern B.C. cabin. The rich red is also a welcome addition in the vibrant wall art that lines the blank slate walls.

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