Posted on Mar 11, 2013

Pantone has released the 2014 Pantone View Home + Interiors trend forecast and the team at Kerrie Kelly Design Lab could not be happier! We just got used to Tangerine Tango and Emerald Green and its already time to start chatting about next year’s palette. The great news is, our beloved purple is striking a prominent pose for the upcoming year.

“With consumers seeking distinctive styling and considerable substance more than ever before, it is critical that retailers and designers be aware of future color trends. To successfully entice consumers, colors and color combinations must be appealing, evocative, transformative and most importantly, on-target.” commented Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

The nine palettes for 2014 include Techno Color, Physicality, Sculpted Simplicity, Fluidity, Collage, Intimacy, Moda, Tribal Threads and Eccentricities. Here are the details of each:

Techno Color: Innovative Techno Color acknowledges the advancement of technology – how it is impacting the world of design and expanding the color universe through a melding of both vibrant and deep hues, frequently executed in reflective surfaces. A range of shades, including a multifaceted emerald, an exuberant orange, a turquoise-like blue and a strong, vital purple, plus true blue, jet black and dark citron, are intertwined in intriguingly inventive color combinations.

PANTONE 14-5002 Silver
PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald
PANTONE 18-4537 Methyl Blue
PANTONE 19-3638 Tillandsia Purple
PANTONE 19-4125 Majolica Blue
PANTONE 16-0435 Dark Citron
PANTONE 17-1349 Exuberance
PANTONE 19-0303 Jet Black

Physicality: As the name implies, Physicality speaks to the colors of power and energy counterbalanced by the presence of hues that express the necessity for introspection and calmness. The stamina of forged iron, satellite gray, antique moss and gothic olive are interplayed with the healing shades of herbal lavender, grayed grape, rosy brown and a quieting, ephemeral foggy gray – all presenting a challenging, yet invigorating, game change.

PANTONE 19-3907 Forged Iron
PANTONE 16-3800 Satellite
PANTONE 18-3220 Very Grape
PANTONE 16-3310 Lavender Herb
PANTONE 18-0724 Gothic Olive
PANTONE 16-0840 Antique Moss
PANTONE 18-1512 Rose Brown
PANTONE 13-0607 Fog

Sculpted Simplicity: Sculpted Simplicity recognizes how important shape, form and structure are to the end product and/or environment. The colors are unassuming and do not take center stage. The sophisticated tones elegantly harmonize with distinctively nuanced undertones, including travertine, anthracite, blanc de blanc and twilight mauve, supported by an anodized brown, ethereal gray and a suggestion of silver.

PANTONE 11-4800 Blanc de Blanc
PANTONE 19-4007 Anthracite
PANTONE 18-3912 Grisaille
PANTONE 18-1306 Iron
PANTONE 18-1807 Twilight Mauve
PANTONE 15-1114 Travertine
PANTONE 15-1506 Etherea
PANTONE 14-5002 Silver

Fluidity: Gliding gracefully through watery channels, Fluidity is the palette that understands the inevitable human need for life-sustaining cool water tones, rendered largely in dazzling blues and blue-greens. These cooling hues are underscored by shimmering sea grass shades and undersea-creature colors, such as absinthe green, violet tulle, blazing Samoan sun, dewberry purple and two eye-arresting orange-coral tones.

PANTONE 18-3949 Dazzling Blue
PANTONE 16-4725 Scuba Blue
PANTONE 14-6329 Absinthe Green
PANTONE 17-1744 Calypso Coral
PANTONE 16-1543 Fusion Coral
PANTONE 16-3416 Violet Tulle
PANTONE 18-3533 Dewberry
PANTONE 14-0851 Samoan Sun

Collage: Collage is a gathering place for found objects that are well worn and somewhat nostalgic – a charming melange of artfully constructed designs that demonstrate ingenuity and resourcefulness. There is poignancy in the color and design of the palette that sounds a familiar chord. Tea rose, deep reddish rhubarb, warm pumpkin spice and cozy sheepskin, are refreshed with margarita green, provincial blue and cascading tones of aqua and teal.

PANTONE 16-1620 Tea Rose
PANTONE 19-1652 Rhubarb
PANTONE 18-1163 Pumpkin Spice
PANTONE 14-1122 Sheepskin
PANTONE 14-0116 Margarita
PANTONE 14-5713 Cascade
PANTONE 17-4919 Teal
PANTONE 18-4220 Provincial Blue

Intimacy: Intimacy implies a certain affinity and relationship expressed in tints and tones that are inviting in nature and softly tactile – closely connected, yet subtly different – a happy marriage of adaptable warm, cool and neutral tones. The combinations effortlessly offer an understated color collection. Gardenia white defines a lotus blossom pink; rose cloud, fawn and cafe crème are delicious together, while pale lavenders and opal gray are effectively approachable.

PANTONE 11-0604 Gardenia
PANTONE 14-1905 Lotus
PANTONE 14-1313 Rose Cloud
PANTONE 16-1220 Cafe Crème
PANTONE 16-1510 Fawn
PANTONE 15-3910 Languid Lavender
PANTONE 14-3904 Evening Haze
PANTONE 16-3801 Opal Gray

Moda: Both svelte and voluptuous, Moda speaks of attention to detail and the drama of high fashion when translated into interiors. Combinations can be theatrical in nature, displaying fashionable or whimsical flourishes, but always done with tasteful finesse. Red dahlia interacts with blackberry cordial and wood violet, all accented by a yellowed amber green. Corsican blue meets with magenta haze and an expressive linden green, while rich gold waits in the wings for the appropriate moment to add a glimmering finale to any of the combinations.

PANTONE 17-0840 Amber Green
PANTONE 15-0533 Linden Green
PANTONE 18-3828 Corsican Blue
PANTONE 18-2525 Magenta Haze
PANTONE 19-3325 Wood Violet
PANTONE 19-3520 Blackberry Cordial
PANTONE 19-1555 Red Dahlia
PANTONE 16-0836 Rich Gold

Tribal Threads: We are all members of tribes, whether through cultural background, religion, political affiliation or community. The colors in Tribal Threads are as varied as the tribal diversity they represent, yet they construct a universal linkage of artistic appreciation rooted in personal expression. Color combinations may be disarmingly simple or as complex as inter-woven threads. Neutrals, such as bleached sand and kangaroo brown, highlight an exotic arabesque burnt orange, while goblin blue is flavored by curry and peppercorn. A rose-dusted cedar shade is set off by taupe-toned incense.

PANTONE 13-1008 Bleached Sand
PANTONE 16-1010 Incense
PANTONE 18-0920 Kangaroo
PANTONE 18-1630 Dusty Cedar
PANTONE 16-1441 Arabesque
PANTONE 18-4011 Goblin Blue
PANTONE 16-0928 Curry
PANTONE 18-1409 Peppercorn

Eccentricities: There is always room for an eccentric palette with a personality that defies the established rule book of design and color, bringing with it a sense of adventure, wit, experimentation and discovery. Eccentricities is tongue-in-cheek in attitude with color juxtapositions that are highly original and cleverly conceived in evocative combinations. A flash of neon green radiates off of zesty lemon or nectarine combines with a daredevil skydiver blue. Fudgesickle brown is rendered sweeter with strawberry ice. A warm red coexists with its cooler counterpart, while black and/or white can be drawn into any combination.

PANTONE 13-0756 Lemon Zest
PANTONE 15-0146 Green Flash
PANTONE 16-1360 Nectarine
PANTONE 19-4151 Skydiver
PANTONE 18-1755 Rouge Red
PANTONE 19-1431 Fudgesickle
PANTONE 16-1720 Strawberry Ice
PANTONE 18-1761 Ski Patrol
PANTONE 19-4305 Pirate Black
PANTONE 11-4300 Marshmallow

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