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Sep. 2016

Closet Blog: Color Trends for the Coming Year

Pantone color trends for 2017
The Pantone Color System

Pantone color theme day dreaming
Pantone Color Theme - "Day Dreaming"
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Pantone color theme Florabundant
Pantone Color Theme "Florabundant"
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Pantone color theme Acquired Taste
Pantone Color Theme "Acquired Taste"
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Pantone color theme Graphic Imprints
Pantone Color Theme "Graphic Imprints"
image courtesy of Home Fashion Forecast

2017 Interior Color Trends

2017 is almost upon us. The Pantone Institute, color authority and prime influencer on color trends for fashion, home decor and design, predicts nine color themes that will dominate the interior design color pallette in 2017. Among the color and design trends predicted are: the rising use as maps as a design element; the resurgence of black and white imagery; power-clashing — “the use of unexpected color combinations that seem to be discordant but yet still work”; pixilated and digitized patterns; and the popularity of green, both as the color of nature and of health and wellness. Recognizing that there are many ever-divergent tastes and styling influences for different consumers, Pantone has summarized the 2017 color trends into nine distinctive groups with equally distinctive and inspiring names:

  • Day Dreaming — This palette is a continuation of the Color of the Year pastel theme, with colors that evoke thoughts that are light and weightless...in contrast to the heaviness of day-to-day stresses. A key here is that other colors, such as Yellow Iris and a Nile green, are used to expand on the blue and pink.
  • At Ease — A step from Day Dreaming, At Ease is grayed down for more of a sophisticated feel. A variety of ever popular neutrals, both cool and warm, are blended with muted tones in a way that seems effortless.
  • Native Instincts — Style-wise, current and future forecasts point to a homogenous mix of design and color where a piece of Native American pottery is compatible with a Turkish kilim carpet and/or a pre-Columbian artifact. Likewise, this palette offers bold colors like a smoky orchid and a Carmine red along with softer Earth tones.
  • Florabundant — Just like its name implies, Florabundant is filled with the sumptuous beauty of rich floral hues. This palette offers a lot of drama from Pink Yarrow, Chrysanthemum, Red Dahlia and Baton Rouge and includes varying shades of green.
  • Acquired Taste — In both food and surroundings, an acquired taste means an appreciation for the distinctively different. Such is the case with this palette which offers a mix of colors and/or textures not commonly seen together, yet they combine for a palette that is subtly luxurious. Colors include Orange Chiffon, Pale Gold, Mulberry, Brandied Melon, a dove gray and a muted pink.
  • Forest Bathing — This stress-reducing palette is inspired by the Japanese practice of “Shinrin-yoku” or forest bathing. Studies have shown that a contemplative walk in the woods reconnects the individual with nature and elevates their mood. Several shades of green and blue-green are enlisted, which are contrasted by Grape Kiss and a refreshing Acid Lime.
  • Reminiscence — A different kind of walk — a walk down memory lane — is the mood conveyed here. Traditional shades like Maritime Blue, Sepia Tint and Rattan convey a sense of nostalgia and stability, but the mix of new colors like murky Martini Olive and Bird’s Egg Green keep the palette feeling fresh.
  • Raw Materials — Both the re-use and re-purposing of materials from nature and the health and wellness movement are represented in this palette. Zephyr Pink offers an unexpected pop of color against the many, more natural tones.
  • Graphic Imprints — Described by Pantone as “great fun,” this palette starts with a base of black and white but then pulls in a series of strong, vibrant colors with names that tell a story themselves: Blazing Yellow, Dazzling Blue, Prism Pink, Fandango Pink, Opaline Green and Orange Popsicle.

Closet Works offers 45 color choices in our laminate and wood veneers that blend beautifully with Pantone color predictions for 2017. Our staff of twenty interior/closet designers not only specialize in space management and planning, but each is an artist in their own right. Always a good investment, Closet Works can help you select the perfect finish to your new closet or organization system that will stand the test of time, blending not only with the latest colors of 2017, but will also be the perfect compliment to future colors and design trends as well.

Closet Works has been crafting sanctuaries and creating a sense of order for Chicagoland homes for almost three decades. We are nearing our 30th year of creating custom storage solutions in the Chicagoland area and beyond. For more information on Closet Works call toll-free at 800-4-CLOSET (800-425-6738).