Pantone predicts that we'll be seeing this robust and earthy wine red everywhere in the next few months so keep your eyes peeled. Here are our top tips for introducing Marsala into your home:

To use it subtly as a unifying element... Pantone states that Marsala's 'burnished undertones' are highly compatible with ambers and golden yellows. At the Willow & Hall residence, we envisage Marsala soft furnishings, for instance, a fluffy throw or comfy scatter cushions, on one of our lovely sofas, sofa beds or armchairs.

Alternatively, for the more brave-hearted, how about a statement... The experts at Pantone predict that Marsala's rich characteristics will be enhanced on textured surfaces 'making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture'. For the right home, we think this tone in a sofa, sofa bed, armchair or footstool, as pictured, could add dramatic depth and richness to any room.

To place an order or to request free fabric swatches, please visit www.willowandhall.co.uk or give us a call on 0845 163 5949.

To read more about Pantone's Colour of the Year, check out their website.