When deciding on colours to paint a room, or even an entire home, it can be easy to look to the past to find out what works. But why not be a revolutionary and look to the future? Let’s face it, 2012 is basically half-over, which means a new year is making its way through – and in the interior design world, it’s making its way loudly. Pantone is the leading brand in colour design in everything from fashion to interiors, and they recently released nine new palettes showcasing 73 colours that Pantone predicts will trend in 2013.
Fantasies and Realities
The new palettes are based on the theme ‘fantasies and realities’ and are named: Connoisseur, Glamour, New Old School, Rugged Individuals, Extracts, Footprints, Sojourn, Surface Treatments, and Out of the Ordinary. Each palette has its own individual style and can be used to set the mood of a room. Here I’ll be talking about a select few palettes and how they would be used to dress up a room.
The Connoisseur palette, for instance, is a very neutral palette with warm tones of orchids, violets and soft pinks combined with beige and silver. It speaks of old-world elegance and sophistication, but is just modern enough to give any living room some flair.
The colours in the Extracts palette find their roots in the culinary world, with names like ‘Brandied Melon’, ‘Baked Clay’ and ‘Apple Cinnamon’. They are all quite warm, earthy colours and some of them even look good enough to eat. As you can imagine, the palette would look good in a kitchen setting, with one of the light neutral browns or pinks as a base, and the green or purple for accents.
Out of the Ordinary
Out of the Ordinary and Soujourn are aptly named palettes; the colours in Soujourn are designed to take us on a journey through an enchanted forest, with its warm earthy shades of plum, moss-green and foxglove. On the other hand, Out of the Ordinary is just that, introducing quirky colour combos like ‘Pureed Pumpkin’ with ‘Violet’ and ‘Chocolate Truffle’ with ‘Rosebud’ in a way that just seems crazy enough to work. These palettes could be used in rooms where you want to make a statement.
I would definitely recommend checking out the Pantone 2013 range if you’re in the market for painting a room. The new collection is something special, and there is sure to be a colour scheme to suit everyone’s needs.
Author Bio: Renee Jameson is passionate about everything home renovations – from plastic injection moulding to finding the perfect furniture to fit a room.