Preview of Pantone's 2015 Home + Interiors Colors!

Pantone is a renowned authority on color and every year they come out with color forecasts for just about anything you can think of including graphic design, cosmetics, industrial design, fashion and of course, interiors.  

The Pantone View Home + Interiors 2015 forecast includes nine different palettes that are selected to show you how certain colors will work together; some of the color combinations in each collection will seem familiar, but there are also colors that are included that will inspire you and make you think “Huh, I never thought those colors could go together, but they do!”  

Just because these colors are considered “trendy” doesn’t mean you have to chuck your current design or take a risk you aren’t comfortable with in terms of more permanent design decisions.  These “on-trend” colors can easily be brought into your space through accessories!

The nine palettes are: Style Setting, Abstractions, Botanicum, Zensations, Urban Jungle, Tinted Medley, Past Traces, Serendipity, and Spontaneity.

Here are the nine palettes along with Pantone’s descriptions.  What’s your favorite palette/color?  How can you see yourself incorporating any of the colors into your current living/work space?  Leave a comment below!

(click on the swatch to see color name and other details)::

Style Setting

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 classic mahogany, off-white, gray and taupe, along with subtly shimmering frosted almond and champagne beige.

Abstractions

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. Colors 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.

Botanicum

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.

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 more visceral level by adding a compelling red, an atmospheric green as well as sparkling silver and gold.

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.

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.

{This palette totally makes me think of a box of Ladurée macarons!  Le yum!}

Past Traces

Past Traces honors 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 colors with names like pastel parchment, cameo green, faded denim and dusty cedar, capture a vintage feel.

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, 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.

Spontaneity

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 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 floral accents of hyacinth, violet quartz, winsome orchid or misty jade.

What’s your favorite palette/color?  How can you see yourself incorporating any of the colors into your current living/work space?