Pantone’s top two colors of the year are widely known by now, but you may be surprised to learn that the color forecasting phenoms also happen to have a list out with eight other beautiful hues. Therefore, in order to pay homage to the trending tints, we’ve gathered ten spring home décor ideas that are inspired by the top ten colors for 2016.
This sunny shade of yellow is bright, cheerful, and happy – it’s also perfect for the home. Buttercup can work well with a variety of tastes and styles. For instance, pairing this with gray, black, and white will convey a more modern feel, while pairing with blues and greens can create a look that’s more whimsical and charming. The Handmade Woven African Hamper in Yellow Herringbone from Connected Artisans is a really beautiful basket that would work well in either setting.
You’ll definitely turn up the heat in this fiery red shade that’s really quite similar to the color of a chili pepper. For a contemporary look in the home, a la Mondrian, team this hot hue with the other primary colors, blue and yellow. And if you’d rather have something a little more subtle, then work Fiesta in by pairing it with other earth tones, like browns, tans, and beiges – it will appear warm and inviting, rather than shocking. The Poinciana punched metal Dimitri drum stool pictured above from World Market is a great little multipurpose piece for indoors or out.
3. Green Flash
Incorporate your green through natural elements, like indoor herb gardens, potted plants, wreaths, and other botanicals. This way you’ll be adding a much needed and on trend pop of color to your interior in a practical way that might even improve your indoor air quality. The adorable Potted Cypress in Burlap plants from Viva Terra boast a beautiful shade of green that will blend perfectly in almost every environment.
4. Iced Coffee
No, we’re not talking about the drink, but this silky brown color can still serve as a reminder of just how beautiful natural fabrics in the home can really be. Neutral tones and earthy textures are a must-have when you’re trying to achieve warm, inviting environment based on natural materials. Mix these Hemp Curtains from World Market with either bronze or black accents along with other hues you might find in nature, like sage or pink.
5. Lilac Gray
Whether it’s warm or cool, gray is such a great versatile color that really has the ability to assume the theme or overall style of the interior. Take the Driftwood Wreath from Viva Terra, for example. Sometimes gray is thought of as a predominantly modern color, but we can see from the above image that it would also work well in a coastal themed environment.
6. Limpet Shell
When it comes to home décor ideas, aqua blue accents are so popular. And as beautiful as the crisp and refreshing color can be, this handmade, fair trade Capiz Chandelier Light from Connected Artisans far surpasses our expectations. This would look darling as bedside lighting suspended over both nightstands, or as an accent light in a home office.
7. Peach Echo
This year, the warm and friendly peach is the new coral. A little more subdued, but equally as flattering – whether in the home or on your body – this color is easy on the eyes and looks great when used in eclectic settings. The Loloi Handwoven Easy Geo Throw Pillow from Viva Terra has a nice modern geometric pattern going that would look great tossed on both ends of a nice comfy couch.
8. Rose Quartz
From the sporadic soft home accent to being surrounded by all four walls, prepare to see this dusty pink color everywhere. Not only is it beautiful but it also lends a sweet feminine touch without feeling like you need to put up a Justin Bieber poster next to your Pepto Bismol colored lamps. The rose quartz colored Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses from Uncommon Goods will definitely make you feel like an adult, plus they’re a great conversation starter for your next get together.
Who doesn’t want to feel a little more serene? We think that’s the idea when it comes to this pale version of baby blue, and now when you sit down to dinner you can feel a little more at peace when eating off of the Dakota Porcelain Collection in Mist from Bambeco. These dishes are nontoxic and are crafted using reclaimed water, recycled scrap metal, and are fired in a natural gas kiln.
10. Snorkel Blue
We love to have a little color under foot, especially when it’s soft and sustainable. This oceanic hue is one of the boldest on our list, but it’s also a great accent when paired with the crispness of white and the warmth of wood. The recycled cotton Ripple Blue Skies Rug from Bambeco is not only a lovely example of snorkel blue, but’s also all natural, nontoxic, and crafted from recycled cotton.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our spring home décor ideas using Pantone’s top ten colors of the year. Let us know which color is your favorite on the EcoSalon Facebook page!
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