Hospitality Furniture to Complement Pantone’s 2015 Colour of the Year

Date Published 9th October 2015

It’s a brand new year and Pantone has released its official 2015 Colour of the Year, Marsala. This earthy, rich, warm and dramatic tone translates easily not only to beauty and fashion but also to industrial and commercial design, home furnishing and interiors. If your restaurant, bar, club, or cafe needs a colour upgrade, be on trend and take advantage of this highly versatile shade.

To update your hospitality furniture with this red-brown hue, check out some of Pantone’s suggested colour pairings with Marsala.


Lilac Marble (Pantone 14-3903), Marsala (Pantone 18-1438), Ashes of Roses (Pantone 15-0703), and Daybreak (Pantone 17-3817)

cafe chairs

In this combination, Marsala’s warm, earthy shade pops vividly against the varying cool shades of grey. This is a great pairing to use if you wish for the Marsala shade to take centre stage. In this case, you might want to choose furniture that will pop as well such as those in shades of Marsala.  Alternatively, you can opt for those that will blend well with the grey tones, such as Nextrend Furniture’s Maya Chair and Diva Armchair in Silver Grey or the Air Chair and Air XL Chair in Dark Grey.


Marsala (Pantone 18-1438), Golden Ochre (Pantone 16-1346), Gold Earth (Pantone 15-1234), and Calypso Coral (Pantone 17-1744)

hospitality furniture

This golden pairing blends well with Marsala’s sultry warm hue with an unexpected vibrant shade of coral. Because this combination is already composed mostly of darker shades, it would be best to pair it with hospitality furniture in brighter colours. The Maya Chair and Diva Armchair in Orange will be the perfect choices for this as their colour will radiate brightly against the earthy tones of this combination. Got a bar? Fill it with Nextrend’s new Air Stool that also comes in Orange. If you have a lounge instead, the Cube Ottoman in Orange will provide a funky seating option.


Silver Pink (Pantone 14-1508), Terra Cotta (Pantone 16-1526), Marsala (Pantone 18-1438), and Cornstalk (Pantone 16-1315)

restaurant chairs

This colour combination pairs Marsala with some shades of pink and brown, which can go well with any classic feminine-inspired interiors. To get this look for your furniture, choose neutral shades that will complement the pairing;s understated tones. Ivory, beige, and light grey shades will work best. Nextrend Furniture’s Air Chair, Air XL Chair, Ares Chair and Artemis Armchair in Dove Grey will look fabulous with this pairing and will bring an air of quiet sophistication to your interiors.


Lily Pad (Pantone 16-5807), Teal (Pantone 17-4919), Marsala (Pantone 18-1438), Aqua Splash (Pantone 14-4812), and Marina (Pantone 17-4041)

club furniture

If cooler shades are more your style, then this pairing is the perfect one for you. Marsala’s burnished undertones lends a welcoming splash of warmth against an otherwise monochromatic combination of blues and greens in both turquoise and teal.  Nextrend Furniture can provide you with several choices of furniture in shades of blue. The Maya Chair and Diva Armchair are both available in Light Blue while the Carlo Chair, on the other hand, comes in Blue.

Now is the right time to make a change in your hospitality furniture. Pantone has three other Marsala colour pairings that you can choose from. Following their suggested colour pairings will help you create stylish, sophisticated, and enriching interiors that your customers will fall in love with.

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