Pantone Color Trends For Interiors 2016 – This year could turn out to be either colorful or boring, depending on which set of color experts you want to listen to, and how you want to interpret their interior design ideas into your own home, design work and/or color palettes.
On the one hand, beautiful, blushy pastels that build on the enduring popularity of neutrals will be prevalent. On the other hand, watch for a trend toward more vibrant colors, tidbits of neon and electric hues. Blues and greens take centre stage this year (try them in an ombre wash feature wall), infusing rooms with some seaside cool. Use these colors over hard surfaces, like brick, to soften a space.
Dusty, chalky versions of pastel tints are being accepted as the new neutrals. 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. Blue is a restful choice for use as either a main color or an accent color in the bedroom. Blue accents are trendy for bathrooms and powder rooms in 2016. Blue is just the right choice for home offices and workspaces.
Pastel-focused Ephemera blends delicate shades of wan blue, pale peach and tender yellow.
Lineage color palette
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.
‘Soft focus’ Pantone color palette
In the French language, Bijoux means ‘jewelry’ – a fitting title for this palette that gleams with drama and intensity across many jewel tones. Pinks and purplish pinks are lovely colors for decorating girls’ bedrooms and baby girls’ nurseries. Deep plum purples are outstanding accents for little boys’ bedrooms when paired with other boy-friendly colors such as navy blue.
Merriment is full of joyful shades including vibrant greens and yellows contrasted with pinks and oranges. Greens are popping up as interesting accents in cushions, throws, draperies and other textiles. Green house plants are trendy for 2016 and beyond; these are lovely in any room. In the kitchen, fresh green herbs are a great way to introduce the color green into the decor.
Bijoux color palette
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.
Merriment color palette