Pantone Home Color Trends For 2017

Nov 24, 2016

We’re always on the lookout for something new, yet still appreciate familiar and classic colors, according to Lee Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. Color trends are influenced by the world around us and take inspiration from everywhere, which is how movies like Disney’s “Inside Out” that feature bright colors later influence the consumer’s mindset.

We’re always on the lookout for something new, yet still appreciate familiar and classic colors, according to Lee Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. Color trends are influenced by the world around us and take inspiration from everywhere, which is how movies like Disney’s “Inside Out” that feature bright colors later influence the consumer’s mindset.

Next year, Pantone projects these trends to show in home design:

Day Dreaming This palette evolved from the Color of the Year pastel theme, evoking light and weightlessness. A key here is that other colors, such as Yellow Iris and a Nile green, are used to expand on the blue and pink.

At Ease A step away from Day Dreaming; At Ease is grayed down for more of a sophisticated feel. A variety of ever-popular neutrals, both cool and warm, are effortlessly blended with muted tones.

Native Instincts Current and future forecasts point to a homogenous mix of design and color, where a piece of Native American pottery is compatible with a Turkish kilim carpet and/or a pre-Columbian artifact. Likewise, this palette offers bold colors like a smoky orchid and a Carmine red along with softer Earth tones.

Florabundant Just like its name implies, Florabundant is filled with the sumptuous beauty of rich floral hues. This palette offers a lot of drama from Pink Yarrow, Chrysanthemum, Red Dahlia, and Baton Rouge and includes varying shades of green.

Acquired Taste With an appreciation for the distinctively different, this palette offers a mix of colors and textures not commonly seen together for a subtle luxury. Colors include Orange Chiffon, Pale Gold, Mulberry, Brandied Melon, a dove gray, and a muted pink.

Forest Bathing This stress-reducing palette is inspired by the Japanese practice of “Shinrin-yoku” or forest bathing. Studies show that a walk in the woods connects you with nature and elevates your mood. Grape Kiss and a refreshing Acid Lime contrast shades of green and blue-green.

Reminiscence A different kind of walk, down memory lane, is the conveyed mood. Traditional shades like Maritime Blue, Sepia Tint, and Rattan convey a sense of nostalgia and stability, but the mix of new colors like murky Martini Olive and Bird’s Egg Green keep the palette feeling fresh.

Raw Materials Both the re-use and re-purposing of materials from nature and the health and wellness movement are represented in this palette. Zephyr Pink offers an unexpected pop of color against the many, more natural tones.

Graphic Imprints Described by Eiseman as “great fun,” this palette starts with a base of black and white but then pulls in a series of strong, vibrant colors with names that tell a story themselves: Blazing Yellow, Dazzling Blue, Prism Pink, Fandango Pink, Opaline Green, and Orange Popsicle.