The sophisticated Marsala 18-1438 has come to dethrone last year’s Pantone color of the year, Radiant Orchid. The color reminds the palates of the sensual experience of sipping that delightful brand of fortified wine produced in the homonymous Sicilian city. It blends the decadence of its root color, red, with the humbleness of an earthy brown, but it’s also delightfully dark, with a rich and tasteful shade.

This full-bodied, velvety hue is a stand-alone jaw-dropper in its own right, but it also complements beige, pastel pink and blue, as well as pale ochre colors in furniture, fashion and interior design. Take, for instance, the lovely duo of contrasting tones in a desert-inspired curved sofa bedecked with plush Marsala cushions. Pair this mesmerizing settee with the sublime Maya 2-seat Sofa, and your living area is ready for a blackberry Martini or cranberry cocktail soirée. But don’t have all the fun! The Nendo Marsala covers for its Pooh collection tables are just the adorable touches a child’s playroom would need.

Not only will this color beautify your home, but it will also set a few hearts on fire. Pamper your lips with the Java Jolt or Resilient Raisin lipstick shades from L’Oreal, spruce up your nails with the sumptuous Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Wine Stock shade, give your blinkers some definition with the Mac Red Alert eye shadow, and paint the town red with your Oscar Tiye Malikah heels.