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Pantone View Home & Interior Trends 2015

Pantone’s view on Home and Interior trends for 2015 looks both promising and exciting as it evolves within the modus vivendi and lifestyles we all live through. Have a look.

Forecast Courtesy: Pantone

NEW HARMONIES: CHANGING THEMES IN COLOR/DESIGN TRENDS: For most consumers today, color and style coordination in home interiors is a consistent goal, but the old rigid color rules have been replaced by more creative guidelines and options. Lifestyle patterns and tastes are consistently evolving and so are the resulting forecasts that are spawning new harmonies in both color and design.

STYLE-SETTINGS: As high fashion is often a forerunner to styling for home furnishings in line, design, texture and color, the taste-making palette called Style-Setting is all about poise, finesse and polish. The elegance of the purple family adds a dramatic interplay against the classic mahoganies, off-whites, grays and taupes, along with subtly shimmering Frosted Almond and Champagne Beige.

Style Settings

Style Settings

ABSTRACTIONS: Abstractions releases the inner artist in each of us. Just as in the formulation of abstract art, styling might seem randomly gathered, forming a mosaic of differing shapes, many of them geometric. Colors like grape and apricot, dahlia red, stonewashed blue, hazel nut brown and vineyard green seem to come from equally disparate places, but when brought together create an artistic whole.

Abstractions

Abstractions

BOTANICUM: Botanicum is a palette lifted directly from the complexities of flora and foliage, forming intriguing groupings filled with succulent shadings of green and grape, and café au lait, most often counter-balanced with dusty or smoky tones of blue and orchid. When used together, a sophisticated, yet inherently natural palette emerges.

Botanicum

Botanicum

ZENSATIONS: The palette titled Zensations truly engages and heightens the senses as it displays a literal “enlightenment” by taking the thoughtful, meditative qualities of the blue and blue-green family to another more visceral level by adding to the palette a compelling red, an atmospheric green as well as sparkling silver and gold.

Zensations

Zensations

URBAN JUNGLE: An Urban Jungle transforms rustic chaos into something “civilized” and sylvan, speaking more of big city living than that of a wild terrain. Rather than consistently rough textured, contours are smoother and colors a combination of both typical and atypical jungle hues. Warm animal skin tones are set against the modernity of deep blue-greens, a vibrant greenish yellow, plus black and white.

Urban Jungle

Urban Jungle

TINTED MEDLEY: Tinted Medley is truly a harmonious composition of closely related, deliciously warm tones with peach and pink striking the main chord. Bellini, Apricot Wash, Peach Amber and Macadamia are compatible blends while powdered roses and yellows underscore and support the perfect pitch of an ethereal rosy-taupe.

Tinted Medley

Tinted Medley

PAST TRACES: Past Traces honors history in the home as, for many of us, holding on to some vestige of the past is deeply satisfying and reassuring. The look might range from gently worn to contemporized adaptations, still many of the colors with names like Pastel Parchment, Cameo Green, Faded Denim and Dusty Cedar capture a vintage feel.

Past Traces

Past Traces

SERENDIPITY: The literal meaning of Serendipity is “a pleasant surprise” or “a happy accident.” In the parlance of styling, it is the coming together of unlikely designs and unexpected colors. An outgoing orange engages cool eggshell blue, bright chartreuse is enhanced by a yellow gold and hot pink embraces a lofty scarlet, all under the watchful gaze of a Tiger’s Eye taupe.

Serendipity

Serendipity

SPONTANEITY: Irrepressible fun is what this palette called Spontaneity delivers. Just as the name implies, it is the stuff that spur of the moment, impulse buying is all about, with whimsical design and a unique “mash-up” of color mixtures a large part of the attraction. Happy hues of Sunkist Coral, Marigold and delicious Cantaloupe are complemented by the exuberance of Kelly Green and/or “quieted down” with floral accents of Hyacinth, Violet Quartz, Winsome Orchid or Misty Jade.

Spontaneity

Spontaneity

 

 

Pantone Color Forecast – Fall/Winter 2012/2013: REFOCUS

PANTONE, the biggest and universally famous color authority is a reliable source of color information for all design professionals. From large retailers to small design studios, everyone follows Pantone. Like every year, this year too, Pantone color experts have predicted the influential colors for Fall/Winter 2012/2013.

I was lucky enough to check out the Pantone Webinar to catch the fresh view of color forecasts by Pantone for Fall/Winter 2012/2013, so thought of sharing some clips of the same with you all. Here it goes.

Forecast Courtesy: 2011 Press Releases -Pantone

Color Trends: Fall/Winter 2012/2013 by Pantone

Choose Your Viewpoint and Alter Your Perspective: This multi-discipline Forecast, called REFOCUS, provides Global Color Direction across Fashion, Cosmetics, Lifestyle, Graphics and Industrial Design by showcasing key color palettes for the Fall/Winter 2012/2013.

PANTONE VIEW Color Planner Fall/Winter 2012/2013 pushes individuals to refocus by encouraging a break from the “usual” or mundane into something more abstract and unexpected – often improving original intent. Exploring the different ways we feel and look at things can inform the way we innovate with color. When we see something for the first time, we impose an expectation, almost before we really look at it. The idea of looking outwards and seeing another way of being and doing holds a fascination as well as the chance to take advantage of new possibilities.

“Color is a critical factor in engaging consumers and motivating purchasing decisions. Knowing that, it is important for designers to continue to innovate and experiment with new approaches to color in their product lines,” said Laurie Pressman, vice-president of fashion, home and interiors at Pantone. “The PANTONE VIEW Color Planner forecast provides a fresh point of view with unexpected color combinations that spark the imagination, refocus attention and stimulate new thinking to capture consumers’ attention.”

PANTONE VIEW Color Planner Fall/Winter 2012/2013 contains the following eight palettes:

Lodestar – Follow your personal star!
A range of vivid and vibrant tones, which strongly stimulate your optic nerve and allow you to “see” the world.

Lodestar by Pantone

Composed – Something new comes out of the shadows!
A series of color crescendos from muted warm or cool browns to foggy grayed greens, as well as turquoise and khaki, finishing with a dark coda of chocolate and graphite.

Composed by Pantone

Submerge – The world turned upside down!
A scale of oxygenated and salty blues descends to blackened ink, stone and moss. An underwater garden beneath an underwater sky.

Submerge by Pantone

Radiate – Break the rules! Use the force of aesthetics!
Radiate is pure happiness, and very colorful. Do not be scared by shades of bright reds, embarrassing violets and vulgar oranges. Be brave and mix them all together.

Radiate by Pantone

Touchstone – Take pleasure in things that are old and loved!
Traditional colors take the limelight: brown-black, mahogany, sandalwood, saddle, mid and dark tan, midnight, glossy navy – balanced by a trusty neutral.

Touchstone by Pantone

Aperture – New ways of perceiving the universe!
A range, which includes the luminous and the somber, hot and cold, a centrifugal force and a centripetal force, the macro and the micro, the atom and the universe.

Aperture by Pantone

Converge – Reconnect to your natural power!
Converge is about deep, informed colors gathered together at a central point and then merged in a new creative way.

Converge by Pantone

Peripheral – Appreciate the small elements!
Using honest, flat, uncomplicated, warm color, we slowly build complex forms as we appreciate how little elements work together to produce great things.

Peripheral by Pantone

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