Thursday, March 2, 2017
2017 is here, and interior design color enthusiasts are already picking up trends for decorating and furnishing with style. The Pantone Color Institute helped designers by proposing palettes and hues bound to become famous later on this year.
Here we will discuss some of these colors and how they may fit into your idea of the perfect room.
Leading the PANTONE Fashion Color Report, we have PANTONE 17-4123 Niagara, a denim-like blue that the institute describes as a color that brings “ease and relaxation.” Relaxed and comfortable settings often use shades of blue to channel those feelings, and Niagara is employed in web design to generate confidence as well.
Niagara works best when paired with brown, making it ideal for wood-base furniture and wooden floors. A minimalist style is also a great match for Niagara and similar shades of blue, fitting with white accessories, making it ideal for office settings and bedrooms, which often end up becoming our place of work.
Our second pick is PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery, chosen by the Pantone Color Institute as 2017’s color of the year. It is a pastel-like shade of green that almost feels like breathing a fresh and cool summer breeze. It is described as a “tangy yellow-green” that cultivates the desire for exploration and reinvention. Perhaps, even allowing us to remember nature and breathe deeply every once in a while.
Similar to Niagara, Greenery and most shades of green are a perfect match with any interior design palette including brown. Greenery’s light hue is also perfect for pairing it with yellow decór, especially whenever it’s near pale wooden surfaces.
Nurseries, schools, lunchrooms, and work lounges usually use this shade of green, mainly because it is far less intense than any shade of blue. However, Greenery also brings a sensation of openness and calmness to people’s mind. This Pantone is ideal for any crowded workplace or a playroom for children to participate and learn.
PANTONE 17-2034 Pink Yarrow may seem too risky when it comes to interior design color. In reality, it is a color full of energy that “lifts spirits and gets the adrenaline going.” Pink Yarrow is not for everyone, but when applied the right way, the Pantone may just make the room your absolute favorite. It is an organic color that pairs perfectly with Greenery, reminiscing of flowers and natural beauty.
Pink Yarrow is excellent for combining in small amounts with gold and chrome details appearing in furniture and accessories. Experts recommend applying splashes of Pink Yarrow on kitchens, dining rooms, and living rooms. Interior designers tend to use Pink Yarrow on a single wall due to its strong character. The only inconvenient is that it does not match well with other intense colors. It is best to have it on items decorated in paler tones such as beige and white.