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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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