importantly, the needs, moods, fantasies and aspirations of consumers.”
Leatrice Eisman, Pantone Color Institute’s executive director states “Historically, when money is tight and there is a concern for the longevity of a given color, people have a tendency to play it safe with neutrals,” that usually applies to bigger ticket items like large furnishings and carpeting, she said, but “nevertheless, neutrals will continue to be an important part of the decision-making process for items within the home.” Pantone's take on this palette is titled Tinged Neutral. The tones are considered the most directional neutrals for 2010 and include Olive Gray, Taupe Gray, Silver Gray, Charcoal Gray, Tea, Bog, Champagne Beige and Angora. “Some are tinged with green or blue, and there is, as always, a classic off-white,” Eiseman said. Neutrals also begin to venture in a new direction with touches of luster as seen with Champagne Beige, she added.
Palette III- Radical Rules
“In today's challenging economic climate you need colors and designs that are fresh and exciting to get the consumer's attention and to get them to buy,” said The Trend Curve's Michelle Lamb.”
“Innovation advances common materials with an element of fun and alternative thinking Pantone Color Institute's palette titled Pastiche is reflective of the “continuation of the irreverent direction that has been and continues to be influenced by Japanese anime — a movement that has made major inroads into the world of design and color,” said Leatrice Eiseman. Pastiche is marked by an incongruous combination of materials and colors. “This palette illustrates not only a collection of unexpected styles, but colors as well.”
Combinations such as soft lavender and Absinthe Green partner with Chipmunk Brown, or that same shade of brown can be mixed with Mimosa Yellow, Strawberry Ice and docile Little Boy Blue. The pairings are idiosyncratic with Bright Cobalt, Tangerine and Duffel Bag Gray being another option.
Some of our new Dash & Albert rugs pictured below fit this fun and exciting palette! (We now have samples of Every Dash Rug in our store! Come check them out!!)Palette IV- Natural Embrace
The Color Association forecasts vegetable colors, plant colors and soil colors to showcase Mother Nature in her full glory. “Earthy colors do not always have to directly translate into earth tones or a dull palette of color,” Harrington said. “They can in fact be colors full of life and vitality."“The need for healthier and more artisanal foods has grown from traditional farmers markets to greenmarkets,” said Pantone's Leatrice Eiseman. “Found on country roads or urban lots, these visually appealing and taste-tempting sites invite us to stop and sample a broader and more diverse selection of goods and goodies.” Pantone's Greenmarket palette includes colors such as Tomato Puree, Vanilla Ice, Chutney, Paprika, Dijon, Apple Green, Super Lemon, Peach Blossom and Beaujolais. The colors entice and appeal to both the eyes and taste buds” Eiseman said.
I know that this is a lot of information! But I hope it provides some good food for thought to help you with your "Gracious Home"!
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