It's that time of year again! The time we're referring to as avid designers is the time of year when Pantone releases their colour predictions for 2017. These colours are envisioned to not only affect fashion and design, but interior design, industrial design and all creative elements and industries—pretty powerful right?
Each year Pantone makes a statement of the inspiration of the colour set and each individual colour:
A Mixture of Vitality, Relaxation and the Great Outdoors
From colours that are bright and vivid to those that convey a sense of earthiness, our top 10 colors for spring 2017 are reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature. In conjunction with New York Fashion Week, the PANTONE Fashion Colour Report provides a comprehensive overview of fashion designers’ use of colour in their spring 2017 collections.
Featuring the top 10 shades seen on the runway, the PANTONE Fashion Colour Report is your essential colour guide to the season.
One of the things that we saw this year was a renewed sense of imagination in which color was appearing in context that was different than the traditional, said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute.
Reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature, our Spring 2017 Fashion Colour Report evokes a spectrum of emotion and feeling.
We can't wait to take a look! Which ones will you be using in your home?
As you might have noticed, Pantone's colour trends for 2016 were wonderfully muted. This time around, there's some sparkling numbers on the list—Primrose Yellow being one of them. Vibrant, fun and bold, Primrose Yellow will be perfect for both the summer and fall of 2017. With its bold vitality, it might be best to use this colour on smaller decor, furnishings and accessories for a perfect pop.
Similar in manner to Rose Quartz (last years Pantone
Colour of the Year,) Pale Dogwood is fantastically muted and at once a bit bold. Serene, calm and feminine, it's perfect for velvet and plus interiors.
There's always one or two stunning neutrals on the Pantone colour trend list—it's amazing how neutrals can be so interesting. Here, the wall colour is a near perfect representation of Panton's Hazelnut hue.
Bold, radiant—yet slightly calming, Lapis Blue is perfect for a rustic, modern or Scandinavian home. Pair with pastels and neutrals for a great polished and sophisticated look.
Perfect for a kitchen backsplash, tile work or even a great area rug, Island Paradise is one of the more outgoing colours on the Pantone colour list. Here, this kitchen backsplash shows just how much vibrancy and brightened this colour can add to a simple L-shaped kitchen.
This is by far one of the easiest colours to incorporate into your home. Try Panton's Greenery by means of wallpaper, accent pillows, wall art or cute decorative pillows. It's bright, yet toned down enough to be a perfect year-round colour.
Kale isn't just good for the soul, it's great when used in interior design as well. A relaxed and muted green tone, Kale is perfect in modern and Scandinavian homes for a feature wall, nesting coffee tables or lamp shades.
Similar in boldness to Island Paradise and Flame, Pink Yarrow is a bright magenta-esque pink, perfect for accent pillows (like seen here) and unique decor and accessories. Think about silk screen prints with Pink Yarrow infused, or bright floral wallpapers for a perfect accent wall.
Niagara is a classic blue that can suit rooms that promote ease and relaxation—think living rooms, reading nooks, entry ways and office spaces. It's light enough that it can be succcessfully used on larger furnishings and bold enough to bed used for acccent features like area rugs and curtains. In this room, it's used on all three and it's perfect.
A more red-based orange, Flame, is the brightest, liveliest and boldest colour on the 2017 Pantone colour trend chart. This designer took it to a whole other level and combined multiple bright colours—yet the height and whiteness of the room makes everything work perfectly.
Love this colour-based article? Check out our 2016 Pantone's colour trends to take a look back at some of the defining colours of the year!