Fall Design Color Trends

Fall is in the air and our homes need a little inspiration to begin the decor transition. Now that the new color forecasts have been revealed for next year we can take our cue from some of the experts in the field of color trends.

Color has become more of a lifestyle rather than a seasonal adjustment. Homeowners want a color plan that is less rigid, more expressive of their personality and that works throughout the year. This lends itself to year-round hues that offer a back drop against your favorite pieces that can be tweaked for seasonal delight.

Deeper yet warmer hues are leading the color trends when you take a look at Pantone’s and Sherwin-Williams 2014 Color of the Year. Benjamin Moore decided to break away from the pack as you can see below:

Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year~Radiant Orchid-18-3224
Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year~Radiant Orchid-18-3224

Pantone’s Radiant Orchid “blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination.” Pantone

Sherwin-Williams 2014 Color of the Year, SW6263, Exclusive Plum

Sherwin-Williams 2014 Color of the Year, SW6263, Exclusive Plum

Sherwin-Williams Exclusive Plum: “this dusky, filtered violet is refined without being stuffy, elegant yet easy, and layered with romantic potential,” Jackie Jordan, Sherwin-Williams.

Benjamin Moore 2014 Color of the Year-Breath of Fresh Air
Benjamin Moore 2014 Color of the Year-Breath of Fresh Air

Benjamin Moore Breath of Fresh Air: “a gorgeous, ethereal blue serving as a ‘new neutral’ that is livable and functional.”

According to Laurie Pressman, vice president of Pantone Color Institute, we can expect color trends to move in the following direction:

  • Reds will be strong in fall 2015, especially rich, warm and ceremonial reds.
  • White is less seasonal and will appear in winter palettes in 2015; it works on its own as well as in contrasts.
  • Blacks will be imbued with hints of red or blue.
  • Neutrals will evolve into more ethereal shades; expect camel and ochre tints.
  • Browns: combine them with bright and clashing hues for a more modern look.
  • Pinks will display a blue tint, and therefore will appear more purplish.
  • Rather than autumnal oranges, expect eye-popping shades of orange-tinged coral.
  • Yellows will be darker and led by ochre.
  • Greens shift to celadon; expect a more cloudy appearance, which will make them appear celestial.
  • Blues are forecast to take a backseat by the fall of 2015 and play more of a supporting role.

Enjoy taking a look at a few color palettes by Pantone:

Pantone Abstractions Color Palette
Pantone Abstractions Color Palette
Pantone Feast Collection
Pantone Feast Collection

 

Pantone Past Traces Collection
Pantone Past Traces Collection

Ultimately, color is personal and reflective of your lifestyle. I love the warmth and the romance, the spark of imagination that the new color trends evoke. Make your color plan your own, make it personal and enjoyable!

For more Pantone View home + interiors 2015  product information please visit Pantone Color Forecast.

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