Though we have only just recently “Sprung Forward” with the clocks and officially begun Spring, Pantone‘s home + interiors 2015 palette has been introduced. The tagline to accompany the 2015 forecast? New Harmonies: Changing Themes in Colour / Design Trends.
“While rigid colour rules have been replaced by more creative guidelines, style and colour coordination in the home remains a consistent goal. The PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2015 forecast can validate some pre-conceived colour choices, while also giving new colour inspiration and direction.”
—Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®
Abstractions unleashes the inner artist, similar to the formulation of abstract art where styling might seem randomly gathered, forming a mosaic of differing shapes and many of them geometric. Colours such as 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.
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 colours 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.
Past Traces honours history in the home, holding on to some vestige of the past is deeply satisfying and reassuring. The look ranges from gently worn to contemporized adaptations—still many of the colours, with names like pastel parchment, cameo green, faded denim and dusty cedar, capture a vintage feel.
Botanicum is a palette lifted directly from the complexities of flora and foliage, forming intriguing groupings filled with succulent shadings of green, 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.
Irrepressible fun is what the Spontaneity palette delivers. Just as the name implies, it is the stuff that spur-of-the-moment, impulse buying is all about, with whimsical design and unique colour 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 floral accents of hyacinth, violet quartz, winsome orchid or misty jade.
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 colours. An outgoing orange engages cool eggshell blue, while 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.
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.
As high fashion is often a forerunner to styling for home furnishings in line, design, texture, and colour, 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 classic mahogany, off-white, gray, and taupe, along with subtly shimmering frosted almond and champagne beige.
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 more visceral level by adding a compelling red, an atmospheric green as well as sparkling silver and gold.
Will you be leaning towards one or more of these nine (9) palettes that are inspiring designers from all fields the world over? Or have you another inspiration palette that will guide your way?