Feng Shui Explores The Mood Of Marsala For Your Color Scheme Of 2015!

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The 2015 color of the year, Marsala, is a color of wine in a spectrum of saturations that are so unique and hard to ignore.  Today, I am thrilled to share the feng shui uses and powers of Marsala by my own feng shui mentor and master, Dr. Gabriele Van Zon.  Get ready for a year of fire!  

Feng Shui Explores The Mood Of Marsala For Your Color Scheme Of 2015, by Gabriele Van Zon, Feng Shui Universal

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As soon as I learned about Marsala, Pantone’s new color of the year, I pulled out my Marsala-colored place mats and added them to the aqua teal of my dining set. The combination is stunning and speaks for the versatility and depth of Marsala 2015. The executive director of Pantone explains that Marsala embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness.

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In feng shui we sense a synchronicity in trends that express the feeling of the zeitgeist, encapsulating a mood, an attitude and an increased momentum of moving into the future. After the frightening volatility of the fiery wood horse in 2014, there seems to be a need for more nurturing and grounding energy that will emanate not only from the year of the peaceful sheep but also from a color that is universally appealing and supports a yearning for confidence and stability.



Like the fortified wine that comes from a sunny Mediterranean town in Sicily, Marsala embodies a satisfying richness in saturation, while its brown undertone exudes nurturing vibes. With its robust and intrinsic life force Marsala feeds mind, body and soul.



Feng shui welcomes a trend that promises harmony and balance while translating easily into the basic principles of the ba gua, the productive cycle of the elements and the qi experience of the senses. We are excited to launch Marsala to your personal imagination and creativity by suggesting our versions of feng shui applications.

Experience Marsala with all your senses by pleasing your palate with a culinary journey to Marsala wine for cooking and drinking. Enjoy the sound of the name with its full and throaty “ah’s” and play the deeply moving voice of Andrea Boccelli. Smell the sweetness of a lush dessert wine or a dry Marsala with your favorite hors d’heuvres. Think of textures, perhaps the rich warmth of a tweed or the plush softness of a Marsala throw by the glow of a fire. Let the visual warmth of Marsala guide you toward a more grounded feeling of belonging.

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Think Marsala for interiors and let it run the gamut from furnishings, to rugs, and accessories and ultimately to paint. Even one wall in Marsala can add to the drama and stimulate the language of your space.

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For beauty and design, Marsala is lip-smacking and flattering as it serves blends, matches and contrasts. A metallic sparkle underscores the rich contrast of its heartwarming shade. Marsala’s plush and blush characteristics are complimentary to most skin tones, and its burnished undertones lend rich credibility to a sultry make-up palate. Your wardrobe could be enriched with a few garments or accessories in Marsala.

Even men might enjoy getting on the bandwagon of Marsala with a new tie or socks and sneakers. A sweater in this rich hue might be a welcome change from a man’s ubiquitous navy blue. Tell him that Marsala, combined with a silver gray is a symbol of wealth.

The quiet yin of burnished brown together with the yang of a deep red is a well-balanced combination on the energy spectrum of yin and yang while the fire of red and the earth of brown are positive components in the element cycle.

When you’re planting your spring garden, a patchwork scheme of pansies, impatiens, petunias, snap dragons and geraniums in Marsala will be an outdoor feast of color and shapes.

It is amazing how multi versions of Marsala can infiltrate and enhance all aspects of life without being overpowering or invasive. We trust that 2015 will be as rich and nurturing as Marsala promises to be, as we usher in the wooly sheep of the Chinese New Year for more warmth and earthy feng shui.



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Laura January 23, 2015 at 11:07 pm

I am looking to repaint my home office which I spend most of my time in. I wanted to do a deep blue paint and maybe a shimmering white, chevron strip wall paper. I read that the elements are connected to colors and compass directions, so with that said does it matter which wall I do the blue paint? I was even thinking of just painting half of the wall blue and the top half with the wallpaper. Should I correlate the paint colors with the elemental directions? Thanks……

danaclaudat January 24, 2015 at 8:03 am

i don’t ever deal with compass directions. paint the way you want to paint and it will be great!!!

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