The Pantone® Color of the Year might get the job done, according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

She discusses how marsala can fulfill people’s need for nurturing and provide a grounding influence in an interview with David Shah, Editorial Director at

Seeking welcoming elegance at your dental practice?

Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global color authority, on December 4, announced PANTONE® 18-1438 Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red, as the Color of the Year for 2015.

Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth,  said Eiseman.


Feeling colorful? On, palettes of complementary shades can help you assemble a vision board for your upcoming dental practice design.

The team at Pantone noted that in terms of interior spaces, the rich and welcoming hue adds elegance when incorporated in accent pieces, accessories and paint. Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the color is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture. Complex and full-bodied without overpowering, Marsala provides a unifying element.

“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. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”

For color pairings with marsala, view or contact the experts at CenterPoint Design: 1-800-GOBENCO.

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