Pantone Color Institute has unveiled its annual trend forecast for interiors for the coming year. There are nine palettes in the PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2016 – Innovation and Impact, a color forecast highlighting trends for the home and interiors marketplace.
Pantone LLC is the global color authority and provider of professional color standards for the design industries. Pantone products have encouraged colorful exploration and expressions of creativity from inspiration to implementation for more than 50 years. Through the Pantone Color Institute, Pantone continues to chart future color direction and study how color influences human thought processes, emotions and physical reactions.
The nine palettes for 2016 are: Natural Forms, Dichotomy, Ephemera, Lineage, Soft Focus, Bijoux, Merriment, Footloose and Mixed Bag.
1. Unambiguous colors, including shades that are plumbed from natural sources such as warm rosy clay and sheepskin beige, give us Natural Forms.
2. Dichotomy reinforces the concept that opposites do and can attract as silver metallic, sunny yellow and bright cobalt blue combine with calmer versions of the hues.
3. Pastel-focused Ephemera blends delicate shades of wan blue, pale peach and tender yellow.
4. Lineage is a palette where shades of navy, black, tan and regimental green co-mingle with touches of brighter colors.
5. Soft Focus reveals subtle and/or muted colors, sometimes being described as “smoky” and always versatile.
6. In the French language, Bijoux means “jewelry” – a fitting title for this palette that gleams with drama and intensity across many jewel tones.
7. Merriment is full of joyful shades including vibrant greens and yellows contrasted with pinks and oranges.
8. Capricious color combinations with vacation-destination blues and blue-greens create Footloose – a palette that supports the idea of throwing off the constricting scheduling of everyday life and simply enjoying the freedom of the outdoors.
9. Mixed Bag is an assortment of eclectic patterns and prints, with exciting and unique colors like pirate black and mandarin red as well as violet and florid orange.
“As media continue to move toward more evocative, imaginative and innovative uses of color to woo consumers, unexpected color stories are emerging,” –Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
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