When Pantone talks, designers listen. Pantone’s color forecast is so influential, it inspires trends in everything from fashion to furnishings to phone accessories. In this article, we tell you more about 2015’s hottest color trend and share some ideas on how to incorporate it into your home décor.

Pantone’s Color of the Year

Pantone’s pick for color of the year is Marsala, a beautiful, earthy shade named after the famous dessert wine from Sicily.

A rich, reddish color with a deep brown undertone, it leads a broader palette assembled by Pantone as a refreshing return to nature. Described as sophisticated yet grounded, Marsala is a robust color that is meant to evoke feelings of strength and confidence.

It’s 2014 and it’s time to bid adieu to emerald green as color of the year. Pantone has announced its list of the choicest colors for the new year, and designers are hard at work incorporating these decorating color trends to fabulous use. Here are some ways you can apply the year’s most captivating colors in your home.

Radiant Orchid: Delicate and Exotic

Just the name alone conjures up images of romance and a sense of the exotic. A fascinating fusion of fuchsia and purple with pink undertones, this color is complex, yet it is exactly this multifaceted quality that makes radiant orchid so intriguing and attractive. As a reflection of the value that today’s society places on creativity and originality, this shade inspires confidence and encourages imagination.

A color this vibrant is perfect for sprucing up and adding energy to interior spaces. An area rug in radiant orchid instantly livens up a room dominated by neutrals or steel grays, imbuing it with a sassy spirit without overwhelming the surrounding pieces of furniture.