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Using Pantone’s Spring 2015 Fashion Color Report In Your Home

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Back in September, during the worldwide “Fashion Weeks,” we got a catwalk preview of the fashion styles and colors that would dominate this spring. It was also in September that Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, released its Spring 2015 Fashion Color Report. But clothing designers aren’t the only ones influenced by fashion week and Pantone’s color report; many spring 2015 fashion trends colors have found there way into interiors as well.

For Spring 2015, Pantone decreed a “move toward the cooler and softer side of the color spectrum.” The 2015 spring palette, “En Plein Air,” is described by Pantone as an “eclectic, ethereal mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals.” You can see the entire color palette here, but here’s a look at how you can use some of these fresh new hues at home.


“Cool and calming, ethereal Aquamarine is a shade with a wet and watery feel,” states Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. It is indeed a restful, stress-reducing blue, making it a perfect complement to this soothing spa bathroom.

Contemporary Bathroom by Laguna Beach Photographers Jeri Koegel Photography

Classic Blue

“Classic Blue inspires calm, confidence and harmony,” states Eiseman.  Always a perfect compliment to crisp white, this strong and reliable color is great just about anywhere.

Mediterranean Living Room by Montreal Design-Build Firms Les Ensembliers


“Sweet and sunny, Custard,” says Eiseman,” is a cheering tone that brings thoughts of pleasant relaxation and comfort food.”  Who can deny this custard kitchen feels cheerful, warm and full of good feelings?
Traditional Kitchen by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators Adeeni Design Group

Lucite Green

Eiseman describes Lucite Green as “fresh and clarifying, cool and refreshing,” and with a “minty glow.”  Here, this minty hue makes a luscious backdrop for the raspberry jewel tones.

Modern Spaces by Los Angeles Interior Designers & Decorators Jill Sorensen


This vibrant, energetic color is quite versatile; it can stand alone or add vitality to a pattern. Eiseman describes Tangerine: “Good natured and friendly, but with a tangy edge, this fun-loving color invites a smile.” We have to agree!
Rustic Home Office by Atlanta Interior Designers & Decorators Cristi Holcombe Interiors, LLC

Strawberry Ice

This soft pink shade definitely says “Spring,” yet it is clearly a gorgeous hue year-round for interiors. “Strawberry Ice is suggestive of a cooling and refreshing delicacy, yet its warmth as a color is quite appealing,” says Eisesman.

Contemporary Living Room by South West Interior Designers & Decorators Sims Hilditch

Scuba Blue

Eiseman says, “This stirring and energizing shade takes us off to an exotic paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy.” A vibrant shade of turquoise, Scuba Blue will add a splash of excitement to your palette. This creamy living room receives sophisticated energy from the pops of bright turquoise and chartreuse.

Contemporary Living Room by Atlanta Interior Designers & Decorators Leigh Olive Mowry-Olive Interiors



The queen of the 2015 Spring Color Report, earthy Marsala, debuted as Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year  in December (you can read all about Marsala here). Eiseman describes Marsala:

“Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this robust shade incorporates the warmth and richness of a tastefully fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots point to a sophisticated, natural earthiness.”

While there’s no shortage of Marsala-inspired interiors, we love this effective use of the rich red-brown color,  which provides a sophisticated edge to this rustic cottage kitchen.

Farmhouse Kitchen by South East Kitchen Designers & Remodelers J M Interiors

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How to Decorate with Black and White

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The classic color combination of black and white can make any room feel unquestionably sophisticated, chic, and timeless. While nothing quite makes a statement like black and white, this simple color scheme is far from fool-proof. So, how do you decorate with black and white? The first[…]

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Finding the Right Colors for Your Home

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      Each year, experts the world over tell us what colors are in and out in fashion, cosmetics and interior design. Purchasing clothing or cosmetics in trendy colors every year is one thing, but creating a new color scheme for your home on[…]

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The Moody Blues: Indigo and Navy Are Popular Accent Colors in 2015

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Transitional Family Room by Palm Beach Gardens Interior Designers & Decorators Annie Santulli Designs   Pantone’s Marsala may be the color of the year for 2015, but blue, especially indigo or navy, is predicted to be the most popular accent hue. “Pops of indigo blue[…]

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Shannon & Waterman Looks at Hardwood Flooring Trends in 2015

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    American-grown, wider planks, darker tones, and authentic looks that enhance wood’s beautiful texture and graining are just some of the hardwood flooring trends that are giving consumers more options than ever to complement their personal design styles. Here’s a look are at some[…]

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Shannon & Waterman Looks at Interior Design Trends Predicted for 2015

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After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we all look forward to the new year. It’s a time for renewal and starting fresh as resolutions are made and plans for the upcoming months are put in place. Refreshing your home by redecorating, or[…]

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Shannon & Waterman Looks at Marsala, Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year

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“Naturally robust” and “subtly seductive,” are phrases used by the color mavens at Pantone to describe Marsala, the earthy wine red 2015 Color of the Year.  Quite the contrast to last year’s vivid Radiant Orchid, this red-brown hue is warm and welcoming, yet elegant and[…]

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Design Trends: Wood-Framed Upholstery in the 21st Century

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One of the hottest trends in home design is the use of natural wood accents in combination with the textures of textiles. Enter the ultimate interpretation of this trend: wood-framed upholstered seating! And we’re not talking about your great grandmother’s stuffy Victorian chairs and sofas.[…]

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Interior Design Tips and Trends: Rustic Elegance–How to Get the Look

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You like the idea of an authentic, uncontrived decorating style, yet you strive for elegance, too. Though the word ‘rustic’ may conjure a mental picture of a comfortless, bare-bones mountain cabin, you find you’re still thinking in terms of a decorating style that’s honest and[…]

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Decorating Tips & Trends: Create a Coastal Cottage Look Without Risking Kitsch

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“Coastal Cottage” is a perpetually popular design style–and for good reason. So many of us associate a trip to the beach with tranquility, relaxation, and unique, natural beauty; it’s easy to understand that we’d want to capture this look and feel in our homes–even if[…]

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