I look once again today to the color pioneers at Pantone to get a sneak peek of what this year will have to offer in the way of homes and interiors. According to Pantone View home and interiors 2013, there are 9 exciting colour schemes that we can expect to see coming into our homes this year. Let's take a look...
This palette brings a fresh, up to date edge to old world elegance. A selection of soft, pastel colours like Pink Nectar and Beechnut Green mingle with warmer hues of Liquid Pink and Deep Mahogany to bring this balanced look together. Offset against a neutral backdrop of Champagne Beige, this sophisticated palette is sure to be a popular choice.
This palette draws on the glamourous era of Art Deco. It's mixture of bold tones like Rio Red and Monaco Blue, with the sparkle of Silver and Moon Mist make this an exciting palette that you can really have fun with. Choose a neutral base and add accents of striking colour, or be daring with a leading shade like Jasper Teal to make a real statement in your home.
New Old School
With a combination of colours often found in banners and flags, this palette even has touch of the collegiate about it. This preppy look would be ideal for quirky living rooms or an interesting study with fun shades like Ribbon Red and Nautical Blue. Microchip Grey and Gargoyle will provide a solid, grounded base.
Inspired by cowboy culture, this comforting palette combines Vintage Indigo, Stonewash and Raw Sienna. This look would blend perfectly with weathered woods and polished leather for a lived in, welcoming home.
This palette draws on the culinary to bring together spicy and fresh shades. The result... a delicious mixture of Apple Cinnamon and Spiced Coral, with somewhat unexpected accents of Green Banana. Perhaps the perfect look for the kitchen this year!
This vibrant palette has a wonderful tribal feel with revitalising blends of Peacock Blue and Pink Flambe. Last year's hailed colour of the year Tangerine Tango also makes an appearance in this energising colour scheme. A look that is sure to awaken the senses!
There's an almost magical quality to this palette. The earthy tones of Cobblestone and Shitake are given and unexpected and welcome lift with Foxglove, a delightful and luxurious hue. This is my personal favourite for an enchanting and inviting living room.
From earth to sea now, this calming range of colours evoke images of the ocean with vibrant Maui Blue. The addition of Tornado Grey gives the look a turbulent quality, a refreshing change to the usual blue-green combinations of marine inspired looks.
Out of the Ordinary
As the name suggests, this palette brings together a range of unexpected and exciting colours. A touch of the carnival is created with Golden Rod and Bright Violet. This colour range could give a home great personality, and a wonderful whimsical feel.
So 2013 is shaping up to be an exciting year of unexpected colour combinations and looks that can really show off your personality. Bear these colour schemes in mind the next time your looking to redecorate. Remember, if you already have neutral decor, you could create any one of these looks easily with a set of new loose furniture covers or curtains and a few new accessories to add those exciting pops of colour!
Which look will you be choosing this year?