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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today, color and style coordination in home interiors is a consistent goal, but the old rigid color rules have been replaced by more creative guidelines and options.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 Fashion Color Report Spring 2014 for Men’s Wear and Women’s Wear

Pantone, the world’s biggest authority on color presented the long awaited fashion color report for men’s fashion and women’s fashion with the most prominent colors for Spring 2014. It’s time to gear up with this latest update and make the best possible use of it in our future collections. Here it goes…

FORECAST COURTESY: PANTONE

WOMEN’S FASHION: A season of colourful equilibrium

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Designers take a modern twist on the traditional for spring 2014 by pairing soft pastels with vivid brights to create a colorful equilibrium. Inspired by a mixture of blooming flowers, travels abroad and strong, confident women, designers use color to refresh, revive and defy conventional wisdom.

“This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations.”

Three very adaptable pastels sit on one end of the palette, and, because we are so accustomed to seeing them as nature’s background, they can be creatively combined with any other color in the spectrum. Placid Blue, like a picture-perfect, tranquil and reassuring sky, induces a sense of peaceful calmness, while Violet Tulip, a romantic, vintage purple, evokes wistful nostalgia. Similar to the verdant shade of springtime foliage, Hemlock, a summery, ornamental green, provides a decorative touch that’s very different from the greens of recent seasons. Pair any of these versatile pastels with a bolder hue for an au courant look.

Sand, a lightly toasted and amiable neutral, conjures images of the beach and the carefree days of summer. Try pairing Sand with Hemlock for perfect, natural balance. Paloma serves as a quintessential neutral, interesting enough to be worn alone or combined with any color for sophisticated poise.

Cayenne, a high-pitched red, adds a dash of spicy heat to neutrals, and heightens the excitement when mixed with Freesia, a blazing yellow that is sure to illuminate wardrobes this season. A tropical, floral-inspired shade, Freesia’s warmth and energy help set the stage for Celosia Orange, an optimistic, spontaneous hue. Pair Celosia Orange with Violet Tulip for a captivating vision, much like the setting summer sun.

The palette is brought full circle with Radiant Orchid, a bold counterpart to Violet Tulip, andDazzling Blue,a scintillating, polar opposite to Placid Blue. Surprisingly, these strong, vibrant colors also pair well across the palette: They are perfect companions to pastels, and add confidence and vivacity when mixed with other bold colors.

For more than 20 years, Pantone, the global authority on color, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring you the season’s most important color trends. This report previews the most prominent hues for spring 2014.

MEN’S FASHION: A confident and versatile palette

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Light and airy Placid Blue is a perfect background color for spring, offering another alternative to the classic neutrals. Pair it with Comfrey, a more masculine take on the softer Hemlock green from the women”s palette, to create a fresh, seasonally inspired look. For a modernized vintage feel, pairPurple Haze, a deeper, stronger version of Violet Tulip, with Paloma, a confident and adaptable gray.

Sand, a warm, agreeable neutral, can be coupled with more daring colors in the palette – making them less intimidating. Both Paloma and Sand are perfect complements to fiery Cayenne red, and help to harness the powerful energy that intense Freesia yellow brings to the spectrum. Accessories, including shoes, in bold colors, like Cayenne, Freesia and Celosia Orange, are becoming more popular for men this season, adding a touch of gusto to neutral formal attire.

As the temperatures rise, we are also seeing a lot of vibrant patterning that combines bold and tropical colors in many sectors of menswear. Create a magnetic look by mixing Magenta Purple, a more robust version of Radiant Orchid, with the higher voltage colors in the palette, like Celosia Orange andDazzling Blue. These three energetic yet versatile hues are sure to be a hit in spring 2014.

 

 

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