2014 Color Inspirations From Pantone

Pantone just announced new 2014 color inspirations for interior design. The palettes are great for inspiring design color choices, too. My three favorite palettes are Physicality, Tribal Threads and Collage. You can learn more about Pantone’s picks here.

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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

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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

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Collage is a gathering place for found objects that are well worn and somewhat nostalgic – a charming mélange 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

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