Every year, the Pantone Color Institute sets the tone for incoming trends in design. From architecture, fashion, travel and interior decor, there isn’t an industry that misses their big announcement. For 2017, Pantone unveiled Greenery as its color of the year. This zesty, yellow-green shade, they said, reflects a society craving to be revitalized and united.
The Spring 2017 Fashion Color Report, which includes 10 colors, also follows suit with this theme by displaying hues that evoke vitality and relaxation. All ten hues tie directly into nature. This palette motivated us to pair decor ideas with Pantone’s spring colors to create mood boards for your home. Earthy colors like Kale and Hazelnut are reminiscent of the great outdoors, while Flame and Pink Yarrow bring life and energy into your designs. Use our mood boards to find inspiration for your home decor, whether you’re looking for living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom or patio ideas.
PANTONE 17-4123 Niagara
Sources: Pretty Handy Girl, The Wicker House
“Comfortable and dependable, Niagara leads the Pantone Fashion Color Report as the most prevalent color for spring 2017. Niagara is a classic denim-like blue that speaks to our desire for ease and relaxation.” (PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2017)
If blue happens to be one of your favorite colors, you’re in luck with Niagara. It works well as both an accent color for wall art and furniture and as a base color that provides balance. For a traditional aesthetic, pair Niagra with white, but if you’re feeling adventurous, go with pink or green as complementary colors. Either way, you will create a living room, bedroom or kitchen that is both serene and refreshing.
PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow
Sources: Ruth Eileen Photography, I Wash You Dry
“By contrast, Primrose Yellow sparkles with heat and vitality. Inviting us into its instant warmth, this joyful yellow shade takes us to a destination marked by enthusiasm, good cheer and sunny days.” (PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2017)
At first glance, you may think Primrose Yellow doesn’t have a place in your home. However, you’ll find that it is a versatile color that is sure to bring a modern look to your space. Although this is a bold color, it is the ideal spring accent to liven up any room. You can use it to repurpose furniture, as inspiration for a bedroom makeover or to get in touch with nature by decorating with lemons and daisies.
PANTONE 19-4045 Lapis Blue
Sources: Melissa Oholendt Photography and Emily Henderson, Florence Charvin Photography, The Makerista
“Conveying even more energy is Lapis Blue. Strong and confident, this intense blue shade is imbued with an inner radiance.” (PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2017)
Lapis Blue is one of the most versatile colors on this list. You can incorporate it into a variety of decor styles such as formal, modern, rustic or farmhouse. There are no limits because of the intensity and energy that makes it a solid base color. As such, it’s an absolute must when it comes to furniture. Everything from chairs to couches and area rugs takes on an elegant note with this color.
PANTONE 17-1462 Flame
“A red-based orange, Flame, is gregarious and fun loving. Flamboyant and vivacious, this wonderfully theatrical shade adds fiery heat to the spring 2017 palette.” (PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2017)
There’s no better way to execute a complete overhaul than by taking a chance on a color that demands to be the center of attention. Whether you want to make a statement by splashing your walls with this red-based orange or add some theatrics to your decor, Flame is not for the faint-hearted. It requires commitment and confidence since this is a color that will be seen.
PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise
“Island Paradise is a refreshing aqua that calls to mind a change of scenery. A cool blue green shade that speaks to our dream of the great escape, Island Paradise is emblematic of tropical settings and our desire to unwind.” (PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2017)
Where does your mind wander when you think of the ultimate state of relaxation? Island Paradise answers this question by infusing a tropical landscape into your decor. Because of this, it works well when decorating an outdoor space like your patio. The cool and calming color encourages relaxation, which is also desired when using coastal modern decor as your inspiration.
PANTONE 13-1404 Pale Dogwood
Sources: Hayley Paige, The Makerista, Dana Tolbert Photography and Darlene Meier
“Continuing the tranquil mood, Pale Dogwood is a quiet and peaceful pink shade that engenders an aura of innocence and purity. The unobtrusive Pale Dogwood is a subtle pink whose soft touch infuses a healthy glow.” (PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2017)
It’s the ultimate blend of femininity and sophistication. The lightness offers a serene ambiance that can be captured in a nursery, guest room or living room. Make it your color of choice for statement furniture and create a brilliant palette by matching with browns or blues. It’s also the perfect color for a couch, dresser, chairs or accent pillows, which add a chic feel to your home.
PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery
“Bringing forth a refreshing take, Greenery is a tangy yellow-green that speaks to our need to explore, experiment and reinvent. Illustrative of flourishing foliage, the fertile attributes of Greenery signals one to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.” (PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2017)
Similar to Primrose Yellow, Greenery is bold and unforgiving. It awakens your adventurous side and dares you to be different. When it comes to your home decor, break from tradition and reconnect with nature by making this color front and center. Use it to reinvigorate your backyard or living room decor with similar earth tones like Niagra and Hazelnut.
PANTONE 17-2034 Pink Yarrow
“Tropical and festive, Pink Yarrow is a whimsical, unignorable hue that tempts and tantalizes. Bold, attention getting and tempestuous, the lively Pink Yarrow is a captivating and stimulating color that lifts spirits and gets the adrenaline going.” (PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2017)
Afraid of bright colors? Time to get rid of this fear, as this is a hue you don’t want to miss. Pink Yarrow provides an opportunity for you to dream big. If you’ve wanted a retro home with pink walls or furniture, this is your chance. Let your imagination run wild as you create the perfect blend of unruly decor and modern elegance.
PANTONE 18-0107 Kale
Sources: Anna Killian, Cupcakes and Cashmere
“Evocative of the great outdoors and a healthy lifestyle, Kale is another foliage-based green that conjures up our desire to connect to nature, similar to the more vivacious Greenery. And, just as we see in nature, this lush and fertile natural green shade provides the perfect complementary background to the more vibrant tones in the palette.” (PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2017)
Bring the outdoors into your home by using Kale as your base color. Its richness and connection to vitality will transform your decor into a relaxing escape guests will love. If you’re in need of ideas, consider using this beautiful color for furniture. Mid-century modern couches or chairs have an organic and functional form that looks majestic in Kale. It’s certainly a lush color that will make you feel rejuvenated by adding it to your home.
PANTONE 14-1315 Hazelnut
“Rounding out the spring 2017 colors is Hazelnut, a key neutral for spring. This shade brings to mind a natural earthiness. Unpretentious and with an inherent warmth, Hazelnut is a transitional color that effortlessly connects the seasons.” (PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2017)
If you’re looking for a color that provides balance, Hazelnut is the ideal choice. It provides an earthy feel that keeps you grounded when choosing statement pieces like couches, drapes or accent pillows. The warmth that emanates from it creates a radiant and inviting home that is rooted in nature yet contemporary.