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Color Pairs for Spring 2016

Color Pairing is not a talent..it is an artistry. Every season, numerous color trends are released worldwide and we try to acquire the best of them in our wardrobes, homes and more. To make an outfit look pleasing there are more “don’t”s than “do”s and this topic is often discussed in designer communities at great length. To make our lives easier, Pantone has come up with Color Pairing Ideas for its Spring 2016 Fashion Color Report hues.  Here is a glimpse of their color pairings.

Rose Quartz – Peach Echo, Serenity and Lilac Gray

RQ PE S LG

Buttercup- Snorkel Blue, Serenity and Lilac Gray

B SB S LG

Limpet Shell- Iced Coffee, Peach Echo and Rose Quartz

LS IC PE RQ

Peach Echo- Rose Quartz, Serenity and Lilac Gray

PE RQ S LG

Serenity- Buttercup, Snorkel Blue and Peach Echo

S B SB PE

Snorkel Blue- Buttercup, Iced Coffee and Peach Echo

SB B IC PE

Lilac Gray- Fiesta, Green Flash and Iced Coffee

LG F GF IC

Fiesta- Snorkel Blue, Green Flash and Limpet Shell

F SB GF LS

Iced Coffee- Rose Quartz, Serenity and Lilac Gray

IC RQ S LG

Green Flash- Snorkel Blue, Serenity and Limpet Shell

GF SB S LS

 

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Pantone Color of the Year 2014: RADIANT ORCHID (Pantone 18-3224)

Today, Pantone announced the Color of the Year 2014. It is a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple….Radiant Orchid. It’s impressive to notice how every year Pantone so appropriately decides its most vivacious hue for the coming year and then the entire world of fashion and home fashion just revolves around it.

Forecast Courtesy: Pantone

color of the year 2014

Expressive, exotic Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and warmth… “While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

Radiant Orchid for Fashion

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Radiant Orchid’s rosy undertones radiate on the skin, producing a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. A dazzling attention-getter, Radiant Orchid permeated the runways during the spring 2014 fashion shows and is already making its way onto the red carpet. Fashion designers featured in the PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2014, including Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan, Juicy Couture and Yoana Baraschi, are incorporating Radiant Orchid into their spring collections and variations of this hue will carry into men’s and women’s clothing and accessories throughout next year.

Radiant Orchid for Interiors

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Spruce up interior spaces by incorporating this eye-catching hue in paint, accent pieces and accessories. As adaptable as it is beautiful, Radiant Orchid complements olive and deeper hunter greens, and offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise, teal and even light yellows.

Likewise, the vibrant color is sure to liven up neutrals including gray, beige and taupe. Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid reenergizes almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces.

Radiant Orchid for Beauty

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A modern and surprisingly versatile shade, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin, making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones.

This multifaceted hue is seductive when combined with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink, which provides an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Radiant Orchid’s exuberance also acts as a brilliant finishing touch to nails.

 

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Home Décor in Black and White – Sophistication at its best

Sophistication and finesse of black and white in decorating any space is known to all of us. It is one combination that remains unaffected by seasonal and trend changes, making our décor look timeless and classic. The drama and excitement of black when combined with the grace, elegance and chastity of white, creates a brilliant statement. This combination is fairly easy to accommodate and also in bringing space related changes in décor. On one hand, more use of black in larger spaces balances them well and on the other hand, more use of white makes smaller spaces look bigger and brighter.

For more ideas on how to use this progressive, modern and stylish color combination, have a look at the pictures below.

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Picture courtesy: Four Walls and a Roof, Homeizea, Hotnick, Inspiration for Home, Keepon, Lushome and Stylisheve

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Home Décor in Indigo

The color Indigo holds attributes of the colors of blue and violet.  It is a color of the spectrum, named after the famous Indigo Dye, which got famous in India, a country that is said to be the greatest and oldest center of indigo dyeing. There are many variations and types of Indigo, from Electric Indigo to Deep Indigo, from Pigment Indigo to Indigo Dye, from Bright Indigo to Denim Indigo, so on and so forth, depending on the amount of blue or purple they have.

It is a cool color that depicts and stands for trust, truthfulness and stability. Using Indigo in home décor can create some real wonderful effects. Wondering how? Have a look at the pictures below.

Alice Lane
Alice Lane
Cote Sud
Cote Sud
Crate & Barrel
Crate & Barrel
Curate & Love
Curate & Love
Elle Decor
Elle Decor
Elle Decor
Elle Decor
Elle Decor
Elle Decor
Ez Living Home
Ez Living Home
Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart
Ikea
Ikea
The Loaded Trunk
The Loaded Trunk
John Robshaw
John Robshaw
John Robshaw
John Robshaw
Elle Decor
Elle Decor
Mary Macdonald
Mary Macdonald
Nest
Nest
Paola Navone
Paola Navone
Phoebe Howard
Phoebe Howard
Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren
Restoration Hardware
Restoration Hardware
Restoration Hardware
Restoration Hardware
Restoration Hardware
Restoration Hardware
Sea Cloth
Sea Cloth
Crate & Barrel
Crate & Barrel
West Elm
West Elm