These nature inspired colours relate back to the sea, the sand, the sky and the many beautiful things we return to when Spring arrives. They are collectively a perfect balance of warm and cool however, this top ten 'Spring 2017 Pantone Palette' may need a bit of imagination to work effortlessly in your interiors. Here are a few tips on how you can jump on the trend bandwagon whilst ensuring you don’t transform your space into something resembling the rainbow.
Yellow, orange, magentas and dark blue are very vibrant inclusions so utilise these colours in moderation to avoid a drastic change in mood and energy. Applying these colours in accent pieces like soft furnishings or wall art is the perfect way to create a statement without flooding the area in screaming colour.
Pale pinks, light blues and greens are the perfect partners to their more vibrant counterpart. Together they will create a harmonious setting and tone the mood right back. Generally, keeping to the one temperature of colour will work to your favour. Start with figuring out the undertone of the main body of walls and go from there. For example, if you have Lexicon on your walls (blue undertone) adding the cooler blues, cooler greens and cooler reds will work best. If on the other hand you have Antique White USA walls (yellow undertone) the yellows, oranges, magentas and warmer greens will sit perfectly.
‘Greiges’ are continuing to be a popular colour, especially as we see a return of dark timbers in interiors and hard furniture. The perfect combination of grey and beige is a mid tone neutral sitting well with most colours. Reduced browns like the ‘Pantone Hazelnut’ provide a beautiful neutral to work with as a base on any of the vibrant or calmer colours in the rest of the palette.
The intention is certainly not to encourage you to feature all ten colours in an one application, however focusing on a considered palette to celebrate the warmer weather upon us and welcome the natural outdoors inside. A change is often as good as a holiday, so why not use the Spring season as an opportunity to freshen things up a little with a few new cushions, new floor rug or new piece of wall art drawing inspiration from these colours.