Interior Design Trends – Pantone launches 175 New Colours

Posted on July 19, 2011 in Blog

Interior Design Trends – Pantone launches 175 New Colours

Pantone introduces 175 new colours to meet trending changes.

Pantone the leader in colour trends and colour technology has just introduced 175 new options to meet your need for updated shades that reflect current trends in lifestyle choices in Fashion + Home.

I have copied the article’s description of the colours and pasted it below. So, if you like to follow color trends or want to incorporate the latest shades into your upcoming project you will want to read about these exciting new options and hopefully become more Colour Confident.

While reading this article you will notice that each colour family is represented. It is no longer a matter of selecting the “single colour family” as trend leader. Instead each colour family offers a variety of shades and tones that represent part of a specific palette that we see as a complete trend.

There are always a handful of trends developing and coming to the forefront throughout each decade. Sometimes they emerge slowly inching forward and developing with time. Other trends seem to emerge overnight as a reaction to unique world events.Whatever their origins they become part of the world of transformation as we opt in to some and ignore other trends.

Which trends will you follow?

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In the red family we included cherry reds with both blue and yellow undertones, and deeper cabernet reds with hints of brown.  With pink being popular and uplifting, we added a range from a soft Ballerina Pink to a vivacious Deep Rose with blue undertones.


With the orange family becoming more prominent we expanded our range to include more hot and radiant orange shades with red undertones such as Tangerine Tango as well a variety of some spicy and deeper oranges that display a dollop of brown with names like Cinnamon Stick and Marmalade.


To enhance our selection of yellows, we brought in more true yellows in the light to mid-tone range including Lemon Meringue and Solar Power and also some softer, warmer yellow hues reminiscent of Flan and Pear Sorbet.


In the brown family we brought in several of the delicious pure chocolate browns like Ganache and Chocolate Torte which are deeper and richer.  With the taupe and khaki family ascending in popularity we also added in a variety of warmer and more classic taupes including a Toasted Coconut and Humus which display a golden base.


The rising importance of the green family led to the addition of a wide array of green hues ranging from the  lush and deep true hunter greens like Climbing Ivy, to  the gemstone influenced emerald greens such as Jolly Green and on to the more grayed down blue based greens like Belgian Block and Agave Green.


With a renewed emphasis on blue based shades, we added varying degrees of periwinkle blues including Paler Halogen and Chambray Blue, some more watery based teal and aquamarine blues with names like Mykonos Blue and Aqua Splash and 12 new navies including several red based navies, a true indigo and more classic navy shades like Night Sky and Evening Blue.


As purple hues continue to soar, we added some more vibrant red based purples such as Cherries Jubilee and Granite, several grayed down purples with blue undertones suggestive of a Mesa Rose and some more mystical smokey violet shades.


We increased the variety of our blue based pinks from the palest rose to the deeper azalea tones.


Whites, the purest of the pure and that most classic of shades, were expanded in both warm and cool tones.


With grays more in demand, we added a wide range of grays in varying color depths including the more neutral blue based grays with names like Storm Front and Graphite, as well as some red based and green based grays.


Black Bean and Tap Shoe are just two examples of the variety of new sleek and sophisticated black shades we added to round out our collection of blacks hues in our palette.

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