We’ve reached the end of July and that means fall is just around the corner. To help you prepare to be fashionable this fall, we’ve got the scoop on Pantone’s Fall Color Report for 2014. Add some accent pieces to your home in these colors to give it a fresh look and incorporate the feel of autumn.
As you’ll remember, the Pantone Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid, a lovely hue of purple that blends perfectly with the fall color picks, which incorporate shades of blue, green, red, yellow and brown. According to Pantone, “designers are fascinated with the beauty of the past and the spirit of the present—recreating it with color, fabric and style this fall season.”
“This is a season of untypical colors—more reflective of the imagination and ingenuity, which makes for an artful collection of colors and combinations not bound by the usual hues for fall,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “There is a feminine mystique that is reflected throughout the palette, inspired by the increasing need for women everywhere to create an individual imprint.”
Reds dot the palette for fall with Sangria representing the glamour of far-away adventures and Aurora Red adding a touch of sophistication. Two shades of purple are also on the list for autumn. Mauve Mist hearkens back to the deco era of romance and elegance while Radiant Orchid complements the full spectrum of colors and is easily adaptable.
The blues and greens are deep and powerful, including Cypress, a majestic green, and Bright Cobalt with a slightly green undertone. Royal Blue adds more complexity and excitement than your standard navy while still remaining versatile.
Cognac, a classy brown, stands as a neutral and turns this typical fall color into something stylish. Misted Yellow adds life and the hint of spring to come. Designers say both of these colors will be used heavily in prints, a popular trend this season.
What are your favorite colors out of this selection? Which will you use in your home this fall?
Visit our online lighting store for fixtures and home accessories in these lovely colors.