The holiday season is here and we're definitely feeling festive. Tis the season for spending time with friends and family. (Which may or may not include a glass of wine or two.) These social gatherings filled with lively conversations have inspired our choice for December's Color of the Month: Merlot!

The holidays always make us think of rich, deep colors that feel warm and inviting. That's just what merlot is. it's a little deeper than a traditional holiday red, with a purple undertone that makes it feel much cozier. it's perfect as an accent wall in any room where you want to create some drama. it's a bit heavy for allover wall color, but it's a look that can work in a dining room or formal living room.

Despite its dramatic appearance, merlot is a pretty versatile color and pairs well with all different shades. To keep things on the darker side, try it with charcoal or dark gray and a more purple toned taupe. It can also work well with reddish brown and other warm neutrals.

Want more inspiration? Read our previous Color of the Month features: 

November 2019 - Mushroom October 2019 - Licorice September 2019 - Eggplant August 2019 - Mint July 2019 - Blueberry June 2019 - Vanilla May 2019 - Guava April 2019 - Rose March 2019 - Olive | February 2019 - Mocha | January 2019 - Fresh Lemon | December 2018 - Silver | November 2018 - Royal Blue | October 2018 - Orange September 2018 - Brown | August 2018 - Magenta | July 2018 - Ivory | June 2018 - Yellow | May 2018 - Peach | April 2018 - Indigo | March 2018 - Green | February 2018 - Red | January 2018 - Gold



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