10 Colors Pantone Predicts Will Paint the Spring 2014 Landscape

The PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2014 predicts the 10 colors that will dominate fashion and home decor. Photo courtesy of Pantone LLC.

Fashion often influences home décor, so it’s important to keep an eye on the forecasts of what will be popular.

The Pantone Fashion Color Report is a good place to start when determining what colors might be dominating the paint aisle in 2014. The recently released Spring 2014 report features a varied palette, ranging from neutrals to vibrant shades.

This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium.

Pantone compiles the report after surveying designers to determine the colors dominating fashion collections, inspiration and philosophy.

“This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium,” Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute’s executive director, says in the report. “While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations.”

Photo courtesy of Pantone LLC.

The top colors for women’s fashion in Spring 2014:

  • Placid Blue (PANTONE 15-3920)
  • Violet Tulip (PANTONE 16-3823 )
  • Hemlock (PANTONE 15-6114)
  • Paloma (PANTONE 16-0000)
  • Sand (PANTONE 15-1225)
  • Freesia (PANTONE 14-0852)
  • Cayenne (PANTONE 18-1651)
  • Celosia Orange (PANTONE 17-1360)
  • Radiant Orchid (PANTONE 18-3224)
  • Dazzling Blue (PANTONE 18-3949)

The pastels of the palette could prove to be prime choices for homeowners looking to cover their walls. Placid Blue, Violet Tulip and Hemlock (a summery green) could be options for your customers who want some color, but aren’t bold enough for a bright red. Consider suggesting Placid Blue for a nursery and Violet Tulip for the living room since purple is said to produce a calming effect.

On the other end of the spectrum are Freesia (a bright yellow), Cayenne (a vibrant red), Celosia Orange, Radiant Orchid and Dazzling Blue. These five colors would provide a pop of color as an accent wall or perhaps a throw rug. For your customers who love bright colors, Celosia Orange would serve as a fun kitchen color while Radiant Orchid would add pizazz to a bathroom.

In the middle of the spectrum sit Paloma (a gray hue) and Sand. These warm colors are ideal to cover a furniture piece or as the main color of a room if the homeowner wants to break away from traditional shades. Either way, these two colors stand as neutrals that can be used alone or paired with another hue.

Which color is your favorite? Which do you think your customers will go for?

Make sure you also check out what paint manufacturer Dunn-Edwards says will be the top five paint trends for 2014.

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