Pantone LLC, the global authority on color, is always on the cutting edge of color. Its 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala (18-1438), described as a naturally robust, earthy wine red that enriches our body, soul and mind, is beginning to appear in kitchen and bath products. Best paired with white tones and light wood, Marsala’s red-brown roots emanate a natural, earthiness that works beautifully as accent pieces, accessories and paint.
According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of The Pantone Color Institute™, Marsala is nurturing and fulfilling and is a natural fit for the kitchen and dining room – making it ideal for tabletop, small appliances and linens throughout the home.
Last week, Pantone unveiled its PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2016 – Innovation and Impact, a color forecast highlighting trends for the home and interiors marketplace. Pantone VIEW , which delivers insight that informs effective commercial applications to the design trade, retailers and consumers, contains nine key palettes, plus individual color and material direction in a 2016 forecast that provides designers with the information needed to make critical color decisions.
“As media continue to move toward more evocative, imaginative and innovative uses of color to woo consumers, unexpected color stories are emerging,” said Eiseman. “To capture attention and keep product lines relevant in the consumer’s eye, it’s important to understand the impact that this always-morphing innovation will have on color and design trends for 2016.”
The nine palettes for 2016 are:
Natural Forms: Shades that are plumbed from natural sources such as warm rosy clay and sheepskin beige
Dichotomy: Opposites do and can attract as silver metallic, sunny yellow and bright cobalt blue combine with calmer versions of the hues
Ephemera: Pastel-focused, the palette blends delicate shades of wan blue, pale peach and tender yellow
Lineage: A palette where shades of navy, black, tan and regimental green co-mingle with touches of brighter colors
Soft Focus: Reveals subtle and/or muted colors, sometimes “smoky” – always versatile
Bijoux: A palette full of drama and intensity across many jewel tones
Merriment: A range of joyful shades, including vibrant greens and yellows contrasted with pinks and oranges
Footloose: Capricious color combinations with vacation-destination blues and blue-greens create a palette for simply enjoying the freedom of life and the outdoors
Mixed Bag: 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.
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