The Spring 2015 Pantone Colors have been released, which means both professional interior designers, as well as layman decorators can get a head start on designing for the spring.
The new palette, En Plein Air, offers some understated bright hues, as well as some soft neutrals and cheerful pastels, for sophisticated interior designs.
Spring 2015 Pantone Colors Provide Inspiration to Escape En Plein Air
The spring palette was selected to assist interior designers and homeowners by creating “quiet zones.” Pantone’s Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman says:
“Many feel compelled to be connected around the clock because we are afraid we’ll miss something important. There is a growing movement to step out and create ‘quiet zones’ to disconnect from technology and unwind…”
Let’s take a brief look at the colors you can use to create a soothing escape from the hustle and busy of everyday life.
The Blues and Greens. Not surprisingly, the En Plein Air palette contains a number of blues and blue-green colors reminiscent of the sky and water. These are two of Mother Nature’s most expansive spaces from which many of us derive a sense of peace and well-being.
- Aquamarine: This soft shade of blue with just a hint of green looks beautiful in any room, from an elegant home office to a private bathroom oasis. It’s both cool and calming.
- Scuba blue: This colors is a more vibrant and energetic variation of aquamarine. Turn to this shade for accent walls, upholstery or for accessories to help energize a more neutral space.
- Classic blue: Just as its name implies, classic blue is often used in formal living or dining room areas, adding a stately and elegant coastal feel to your living space.
- Lucite Green: If you prefer something with a little more green, this lucite shade can add a fresh aesthetic with it’s minty appeal.
The Warm Tones. Midst the cool and refreshing shades of blue and green, we find a few warmer tones that balance out the others.
- Strawberry Ice: Strawberry Ice is rosy enough to add a little warmth to this spring’s cooler palette.
- Tangerine: This tangy shade is energizing and mixes well with Scuba Blue for a vibrant accent color.
- Marsala: An earthy root is always essential when decorating transitional homes, and Marsala provides the perfect sensual contrast.
The Neutrals. Finally, every palette needs its neutral shades to provide a solid foundation. This year’s palette has three:
- Toasted Almond: This rich hue is indicative of sun-baked clay and summertime’s welcoming warmth.
- Custard: This earthy yellow is bright and cheerful enough for any room in the home.
- Glacier Gray: This shade of gray is happy to slip into the background, providing a foundation for the rest of your home’s palette.
How will you be using the Spring 2015 Pantone Colors to reinvent your interior design next year? Peruse Gabby’s online catalog for transitional furnishings to bring these colors to life in your home.