I intended to get Christmas house photos up this week, but on our anniversary Wednesday, we received word that my husband’s grandfather passed away. He’d been diagnosed with cancer months ago and we knew it was coming, but of course had prayed it wouldn’t be near the holidays, and I never imagined it would happen on our wedding anniversary. This is the first family loss my husband has experienced so there is a lot of grief in our house right now. It’s also the first death my daughter has experienced since she was 1 1/2. She was pretty sad and had a lot of questions so I kept her home from school yesterday. Needless to say I’ve been distracted and had other priorities to tend to, and Christmas decorating and picture-taking has had to take backseat.
But I didn’t want to let another day go by without blogging, and I’ve been wanting to talk about the new Color of the Year!
As a new(ish) blogger, it’s been fun for me to see the Pantone Color of the Year be announced each year. The first year I was blogging it was Emerald, which I still love. Last year, Radiant Orchid. I was less excited about that one, especially for the home. But this year, it’s Marsala.
I am in LOVE with this color!!! It’s elegant and rich and earthy, and reminds me of a rose that I saw while shopping in Denver many years ago…a color that I’d never seen on a rose so it had a big impact! I have a photo of that rose somewhere in my scrapbooks! I remember it being called “russet”, though, and looked similar to this:
I love this faded-out wine shade and am already contemplating ways to use it in my home and wardrobe. I put together this quick collage of some of my favorite ways to incorporate this color:
throw pillow / Red furniture / Upholstery chair
I don’t want to ditch my current color scheme for this color but I would totally incorporate it! It will complement many colors and add a rich element. I knew it would look lovely with turquoise (and this girl always has turquoise in her home and wardrobe!) so I was searching for some examples for you. House of Turquoise actually shared a post about the new color of the year and she showed several pairings with turquoise here! Great minds think alike! Here’s a quick collage I made with this combo:
Uhhhhh…LOVE IT! Might be the year that I slipcover my sofas…or get rid of them altogether. 😉
Hope you have a fabulous weekend and I will try to post the things I’ve been planning for next week!