OK, you might think I’m a wee bit early to be showing off the hot shades for next year since it isn’t even Halloween, but Pantone, the pros behind color, released the 2014 forecast a month ago, and I can’t sit on this any longer. Here are next year’s palettes.
Last year, I did this color trend story for CountryLiving.com on decorating with Pantone’s 2013 palettes.
Some colors in each of these palettes might seem too bold or just not you. The important thing to remember is that this isn’t a call to redecorate every room in your home. Instead, it’s about bringing in some fresh new color to what you already have to freshen up the space.
If you have a light gray couch, for instance, you might try additions like these. (I used the first palette as my jumping off point.)
Our golden retriever puppy snacked on our living room rug so we’re in need of a new one anyway, and I LOVE this malachite version. So rich looking. I’d move our clear acrylic end table to another room (clear goes with everything) and purchase this black-and-gold number. I would probably look for a vintage vase table lamp, but I do really like the orange and blue in this one. To give a bit more elegance to my couch, I would bring in these purple, teal and cheetah-print pillows. I would replace my current curtains with these inexpensive blackout drapes and attempt to paint something like this ocean view.
See, small changes make a huge impact. To give a neutral dining room a bit of pop and incorporate the Physicality palette, I’d do something like this with this fabric and this rug.
Relish in the beauty of the Sculpted Simplicity palette of neutrals in the master bedroom with this organic wallpaper, new Euro shams, a furry white pillow, metallic silver pillow and gold pillow with a bit of sequin bling. For the walls, I would do a collage of several of my husband’s photographs in black and white (kind of like this).
I see the Fluidity palette outside. Bright chairs, (that are on sale right now!) with cushions covered in a fun fabric (not weather-resistant so keep it sheltered) and a great side table in my favorite color right now.
The Collage palette would make an excellent kids’ space. Start with a modern wood table-and-stool set, and paint the stools salmon pink. Add a fun teepee to the room in a modern print, a cluster of hanging star lanterns and a mint-colored bookcase.
True, the intimacy palette would look fabulous in a master suite, but I envision it as a sophisticated nursery for a baby girl too. I would start with an off-white crib and make the bedding from this modern geometric fabric. Hang soft pink curtains and add a whimsical pouf to rest feet while nursing. Instead of purchasing this mirror, I would create this look myself with a thrift-store mirror, some lavender gray paint and use my technique to crackle the finish.
Moda makes sense in the kitchen, especially mine. It’s very neutral–grays, blacks and wood tones. I might spice things up with a patterned backsplash, a graphic Roman shade, this great rag rug and red knobs for the cabinets and drawers. I cannot justify the cost of these (though I love them), but I may try to modify my existing ones with paint.
And I see Tribal Threads as an entryway, welcoming you in with soft but bright colors. This dresser is amazing, but I would definitely attempt an Ikea hack on this baby with these campaign pulls. I love this botanical print and this dark green glass lamp and neutral shade.