First established as a printing company in the 1950s, Pantone is now a globally recognised brand with a definite authority on all things colour. For the past 20 years, Pantone have surveyed top fashion designers from around the world to bring together a collection of the hottest hues for each season.
Inspired by nature and travel, spring 2014’s predictions apply not just to fashion but also to home decor, coaxing us out of our comfort zones and in to a new world of colour and inspiration. This spring we can expect to see a pairing of soft pastels with vivid brights, reaching a harmonious balance that is being described as ‘a colourful equilibrium’. In their 2014 report, Pantone have emboldened the traditional spring palette, unconventionally coupling seasoned classics with unexpected newcomers for a fresh outcome with an injection of confidence. Mix pastel with pastel, bright with bright, bright with pastel or pastel with bright –these colours can and should be experimented with.
We want to show you how to bring a splash of on-trend colour in to your home this spring. We know that trends change quickly from season to season and keeping up can become an expensive hobby, so we’ve come up with a selection of products to help you get the latest colours for your home without going bankrupt in the process.
Today we start with: fiery Cayenne, confident Celosia Orange and upbeat Freesia. Here’s how you can get the look with similar colours for your home…
Cayenne is a colour with a kick! A vibrant shade somewhere between pink, red and orange, Cayenne has a great energy. Such a unique shade can be hard to find, so we found ourselves inspired to create a red and pink look that we think is a hot hot hot combination.
A Cayenne colour scheme will spice up your kitchen or bathroom and really add some heat to a bedroom, dining or living room. We particularly love how well it fits with our carnival-inspired Babylon trend!
Celosia Orange is a bright, spontaneous colour that’s ripe with potential. A tantalising orange, Celosia is as tempting as its fruity counterpart. This shade packs the heat of Cayenne with the sunny optimism of Freesia (below) for a bold look, bursting with positive energy.
Celosia Orange provides a pop of colour to a neutral theme and will bring a Mediterranean vibe if used to accent an all white room. Surprisingly versatile, orange looks great in dining rooms and living rooms and makes a fantastic, yet little thought of, gender neutral choice for a child’s bedroom or playroom.
From left: Wilko matt emulsion in Warm Days (2.5l) – Was £13.95, now £10; Wilko ColourBlast matt emulsion in Jelly Bean (2.5l) – Was £16.95, now £13; Orange swirl lamp shade – £12; Orange footstool – £60
Freesia is a sunny, floral shade that encourages optimism and positivity. This bright, warm colour will lift your room and your mood at the same time. Combine with Cayenne (top) or Celosia (above) for a confident contemporary look with a tropical sunrise vibe. Yellow is a playful, happy colour, so don’t be afraid to experiment with it. Our Carnaby trend has lots of bright accessories for your home.
Try Freesia on a feature wall or choose accessories to add a burst of vibrant colour to a neutral scheme. For a really modern twist, get creative and use Freesia to paint a door, table or bookcase– this will help you create a unique feature that wasn’t there before.
Giving your home a facelift this spring? Try these ideas: