Pantone announces 2016 trends for home furnishings and interiors
The Pantone Color Institute, an X-Rite company and the global authority for color forecasting, today unveiled Pantone View home + interiors 2016 with nine key trend palettes, plus individual color and material direction.
“As media continue to move toward more evocative, imaginative and innovative uses of color to woo consumers, unexpected color stories are emerging,” said LeatriceEiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “
The nine palettes for 2016 are: Natural Forms, Dichotomy, Ephemera, Lineage, Soft Focus, Bijoux, Merriment, Footloose and Mixed Bag.
• Unambiguous colors, including shades that are plumbed from natural sources such as warm rosy clay and sheepskin beige, give us Natural Forms.
• 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.
• Pastel-focused Ephemera blends delicate shades of wan blue, pale peach and tender yellow.
• Lineage is 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 being described as “smoky” and always versatile.
• In the French language, Bijoux means “jewelry” – a fitting title for this palette that gleams with drama and intensity across many jewel tones.
• Merriment is full of joyful shades including vibrant greens and yellows contrasted with pinks and oranges.
• 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.
• 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.
Products in colors from the nine palettes featured in PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2016 will be on display through tomorrow in the PANTONE ColorWatch Display located in the Hall of Global Innovation at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago.
Source: Home Textiles Today