The Spring 2015 Pantone Fashion Color Report is finally here, giving insight into which colors the designers are designing with this season. This year’s palette is described as minimalistic; however each color has a unique personality that you can incorporate into your own home. Here’s how you can utilize this collection of designer hues for a refreshingly in-style home this spring.
Calm colors to cool you down
After a stressful or chaotic day, it is necessary to have a piece of paradise to come home to at night. Here are three colors that will greet you with serenity and make both you and your guests feel more comfortable in your home.
- Aquamarine: An airy blue with a dreamy feel, Aquamarine is a color that is cool, calming, and actually acts as a stress reducer. Use Aquamarine as your main or accent color. Pair with other cool neutrals, such as white or Glacier Gray, in a light, bright room for a restful and tranquil atmosphere.
- Dusk Blue: Retreat into your happy place with Dusk Blue, a shade reminiscent of the sky that will make you feel safe and at home. It is a bold yet quiet blue and will mix well with either neutrals like Glacier Gray or more intense colors like Treetop. Use Dusk Blue in your entryway as an accent color; it will welcome you home and give you a small piece of the sky that is hidden outside your walls.
- Treetop: A hip, edgy color, Treetop will reassure and relax your mind. Green is the color of restoration, new beginnings, and fertility. Treetop will affect your nervous system, causing you to breathe more slowly and deeply, and slow the production of stress hormones. This color is perfect to use in your bedroom and is great for an accent wall, as it works best as a background to other shades. Treetop pairs well with Glacier Gray and Dusk Blue.
Trendy hues catered to your style
A home should have family, comfort and personalization. Living in a bright and exciting home that you take pride in is important. Here are some bold colors and how to use them to add personality to your space.
- Lucite Green: A fantastic spring color, Lucite Green is soothing and refreshing, and will add a splash of brightness to any space. Though it may be overwhelming in large amounts, Lucite Green is perfect to use on several small places in a room such as accent pillows, picture frames, or even to paint the legs of a wooden table or chair. Bright, fun, and perfect for all ages, Lucite Green pairs well with Classic Blue and Scuba Blue.
- Tangerine: If you want to energize a space, Tangerine is the color to use. This color screams spontaneity, yet is not jarring to the eye. Tangerine is perfect for adding a pop of color to your kitchen or laundry room–it will add some excitement to the monotony of washing dishes or folding clean clothes. This tangy, juicy color pairs well with Toasted Almond and Strawberry Ice.
- Lavender Herb: While you’re getting creative with your coloring, make sure to include Lavender Herb, a creative and intriguing shade. Use Lavender Herb wherever creativity tends to bloom in your home, whether that is your craft room, office or kitchen. The most surprising color on the spring palette also adds surprise to your home, and pairs well with Toasted Almond.
A timeless touch for a classic feel
As important as it is to have fun and exciting colors in your home, it is just as important to make sure your home maintains a sense of balance. Incorporate a neutral that will look good against any color you throw at it.
- Glacier Gray: A classic color like Glacier Gray will tone down your bright, intense colors and slip into the background at the same time. Described as nature’s most perfect neutral, Glacier Gray is an unobtrusive shade that contrasts and enhances. This constant color will pair with almost anything, though it pairs exceptionally well with Dusk Blue and Treetop.
The color that rules them all
Every year, Pantone declares a “Color of the Year,” and this year’s color is Marsala. This color is highly versatile in that it looks great on its own and contrasts well with other hues. Marsala is daring, delicious and bold, and exudes confidence.
- Marsala: Use Marsala to incorporate warmth and tastefulness into your home. This sophisticated color is great for a traditional dining room, as either a wall color or the theme of your table setup. Boost your confidence by using this color in your dressing room; it will feed your body, mind, and soul as you prepare for your day. Pair Marsala with Sandstone, Classic Blue and a can-do attitude.
Check out the rest of Pantone’s Spring 2015 color palette here.
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