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 Pantone for your home without going bankrupt in the process.
This is the second of our posts featuring Pantone’s key spring colours, with the colours: Dazzling Blue, Radiant Orchid, Placid Blue and Violet Tulip.
The same but different
These four hues provide a great example of how different shades of the same colour can give a totally different feel; Dazzling Blue is just that, a vivid sapphire shade, the polar opposite of calm and cool Placid Blue. Violet Tulip is a soft, wistful, vintage purple while Radiant Orchid is a bold berry shade.
Inspired by the ocean, our in-house trend and buying teams chose purple and blue tones to create our SS14 Neptune trend. Here you can see the deep, rich shades coordinating to bring a layered, luxurious feel, yet combine pastels and you get a softer, more delicate, vintage look. Pair the two blues or two purples together for a layered up, coordinated feel or experiment by combining the two – we think these shades are perhaps the most versatile out of the whole bunch!
Now get the look for your home for less!
Dazzling Blue and Placid Blue
Radiant Orchid and Violet Tulip
From left: Wilko Silk emulsion in Softest Blue (2.5l) – £13.95; Ceramic tile inserts (pack of 6) – £12.50; Wilko lace design duvet set (kingsize) – £22; lilac glass tealight holders (set of 4) – £2.50
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