Predictions for Early 2017 Interior Design Color Trends
The EE Pantone Color Institute announced their annual Color of the Year three months ago, but it doesn’t mean that it’s too early to start talking about what’s hot and what’s not regarding color palettes for 2017. At the International Home and Housewares Show, the institute’s executive director already had nine color palettes for 2017 from their Pantone View Home and Interiors catalog. Check out what could be the early 2017 interior design color trends you should be painting your house next.
Early 2017 Interior Design Color Trends
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In 2016, the colors of the year are a subtle blue Serenity and a subtle pink Rose Quartz. These colors carry a pastel theme to your interiors that make it calm and relaxing. In 2017, Day Dreaming is all the rage, echoing this year’s sentiments on light and ethereal. Leave your stress behind by painting the walls of your home or office Yellow Iris and Nile Green.
For those who want more sophisticated colors, feel at ease with At Ease, which encourages neutral colors in choosing different color combinations. Warm tones of Manchester Tan can fit in with the organically themed home as it complements earth colors in furniture and windows. Muted colors like Silver Chain also complement with its subtle metallic finish for upholstery.
A cultural theme can be a bit difficult when it comes to interior design, especially because most people feel compelled to stick to one cultural pattern and decor in order to avoid clashing. However, these days, it is perfectly okay for several cultures to coexist with one another. Having a Maori mask with a Mayan rug or African carving in the same room can actually work. The color theme Native Instincts encourages such coexistence with its grayed Wild Orchid and Moroccan Red, allowing cultural diversity to blend in with one another in a room.
If you can’t already tell from its name, Florabundant comes with dramatic floral hues. You can incorporate floral decorating into your space, of course, in kinds of fabric patterns, and walls with tones of Pink Yarrow, Chrysanthemum, and Red Dahlia, complemented naturally with shades of green. Florabundant works well in spring and summer months or in homes with warm climates year-round, like the Philippines, for instance.
Why not add a little whimsy to your space? Break traditional rules with one of the most beautiful early 2017 interior design color trends for every home—Acquired Taste, which encourages you to blend colors and textures that people don’t usually think could go well together, like Peach Sorbet and Mulberry.
Shinrin yoku translates to forest bathing and is known as the ancient Japanese practice of wandering along a forest path leisurely while contemplating. Studies have shown that shinrin yoku produces positive and calming neuro-psychological effects that elevate mood during and after exposure to nature. Forest Bathing, as one of early 2017 interior design color trends that will surely be a hit, tries to create a similar feeling with vibrant greens such as Chic Lime and contrasting colors of Summer Plum.
Again obvious from its name, nostalgia is key for Reminiscence. These colors incite visions from the days of old with shades of Maritime Blue and Sepia Tan, as well as a Martini Olive, all of which provide a sense of timelessness and stability in the home.
Reclaim, reuse, repurpose—these words are common in modern interior design and decor, and nobody is planning on changing this anytime soon. Raw Materials pays homage to the concept of borrowing, both from nature as well as the natural health movements of the day. Natural tones dominate the spectrum, sure, but add a bit of popping color such as Zephyr Pink for contrast.
Inject some fun into the color spectrum. Start with a seemingly tame black and white base but draw up to a vibrant series of colors with unforgettable names like Viking Yellow and Hot Lips, with Orange Crush to dominate textile pattern and painted walls in your own space.
Now which of these palettes will be appearing next year in your home?