Fashion isn’t the only industry affected by rapidly-changing consumer taste. This is why I scour the trade shows, publications and the internet for insight, updates and forecasts to inform you of color trends and styles for the home.
The authority on all things color recently released a taste of their PANTONEVIEW Home + Interiors Guide for 2019, with 72 forecasted hues inspired by culinary-inspired shades, fashion and movies such as “Black Panther.”
Two of the eight palettes Pantone highlighted in their announcement are “Cravings” and “Classico,” which come from opposite sides of the color spectrum.
Cravings (Left) and Classico (Right) Palettes (Photography Courtesy of Pantone)
According to Pantone, the Cravings palette includes allusions to “fetish foods” – yup, you read that right – from rich cappuccino and chocolate to spicy chili pepper and cayenne.
The neutrals of tasty Cappuccino serve up a delectable warming presence, while grassy green promises a cooling respite from the heat of the surrounding shades. These exceptional flavors will draw upon memorable sensory experiences to inspire new ones that will be just as pleasing.
The hues of the Classico palette skew more elegant with a nod to style fundamentals. This is the palette where “a graceful swan white” and shades of camel pair perfectly with deep teals, gray flannels, burgundy reds and caviar blacks.
Metallics are still in vogue for the coming year. After all, we can’t help but be drawn to shimmering objects. For 2019, metallic gold is part of the Classico palette.
“With more choices than ever before, it is essential for home furnishings and interiors brands and designers to connect with their consumers and deliver the themes, palettes and colors that engage and stimulate beyond the surface,” said Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute.
The Pantone trend book contains visual inspiration, color themes and suggested color harmonies. CMYK printing equivalents are supplied for each of the forecasted colors making it easy to achieve the right match in your designs.
Here are the remaining PANTONEVIEW home + interiors 2019 palettes:
Syncopated – A palette pulsing with all the right moves, Syncopated is lit with energy and exhilaration by bright white, glowing yellow and a hot yellow-red.
Paradoxical – A synthetic color language that is both luxurious and accessible, the Paradoxical palette proposes style and design created by unconventional couplings, an eclectic mix of high and low and a mix of traditional and modern.
Musings – Musings, a quietly reflective yet vital palette of gentle and hushed shades, conveys a relaxed, healthy lifestyle made even more so by a sense of pleasure and excitement.
Cherish – A grouping of idealized combinations of color, pattern and texture that form a quiet, conflict-free refuge for the senses. Cherish captures memories of comfort, enjoyment, affection and contentment.
Meanderings – Whether travelling in person or in your imagination, to destinations known and unknown, Meanderings implies a winding course done at a leisurely pace that often reveals unexpected treasures and pleasures.
Proximity – Forming a hybrid of technology and nature that speaks to the complexities of 21st century life, Proximity gathers together sister shades of tropical green-blues and blue-greens that blend fluidly into royal blues and clean crispy greens.