This season, cooler and softer colors are the hot trend.
One of the greatest joys of making a house a home is personalizing it. A simple, and affordable, way of doing is by adding colors. But have you ever really thought about the impact and role colors play in your home? The importance of choosing the right palettes goes far beyond aesthetics which was elegantly articulated in Elsie de Wolfe’s book, The House in Good Taste, where she wrote “we must consider the effect of color on our nerves, our eyes, our moods, everything.” When I look for home decor inspiration I often find myself wandering into the world of fashion as I believe home and fashion trends are very much aligned. This is why I turned to the titan of the color trends, Pantone Color Institute® to answer the question, “what are the hot colors of Spring 2015?”
This season, cooler and softer color choices with subtle warm tones follow a minimalistic en plein air theme, taking a cue from nature. -Pantone Color Institute®
Colors like yummy and cool Tangerine Orange and Custard Yellow to gorgeous pastels like Lavender Herb Purple and Strawberry Ice Pink make it hard to choose just a few. The hot neutral color that continues to hold them all together? Gray…glacier and titanium to be specific. Wondering how to make these colors work in your own home? Here are some examples from homes currently listed for sale fromcoldwellbankerpreviews.com
Tangerine + Custard
This beautiful Bahamian villa is pure paradise! We love how the tangerine and custard pool accessories add to the casual island elegance of this serene getaway.
Glacier Gray + Aquamarine + Lavender Herb + Tangerine
Sometimes a view can set the stage for a room’s color palette. In this case, the gorgeous aquamarine water of Miami Beach is a perfect compliment to this bedroom’s bold, yet sophisticated multicolored theme. from the soft tone of the lavender herb bedspread to the pops of tangerine in the curtains and couch, every element of this room screams fun in the sun. Finally, the neutral glacier gray bedside lamps tie everything together.
Scuba Blue + Treetop + Strawberry Ice + Marsala
This magnificent country French estate certainly takes a cue from nature from the strawberry ice and marsala colored roses to the forest green appliances and sea colored backsplash.
Custard 13-0720 + Sandstone 16-1328
This room, which happens to be part of Villa Sorriso (the crown jewel of Napa Valley), does a wonderful job of marrying shades of custard and sandstone all the way from the ceiling right, down to the tint of the wood and finally to the hue of the light from the lamp. What really ties in the color scheme though, is the pop of color from the throw pillows.
Aquamarine 14-4313 + Scuba Blue 16-4725
Two beautiful blues with nautical names couldn’t have been a better fit for how this Martha’s Vineyard homeowner spruced up their luxurious wrap around porch which has both park and water views.
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