There is a synergy that exists between color and emotion — just like the image we put out to the world with our clothing choices, color inside our homes encapsulates our mindsets. As we ease into the end of a tumultuous 2020, Pantone officially released its Fashion Color Trend Report for Spring/Summer 2021 with shades that will elevate both your wardrobe and your home decor aesthetic. From creamy-colored hues like soothing off-white almond oil, to an intense blue-black that adds depth, the current core colors adapt to rather than direct the tone of our environments.
We tapped Gemma Riberti, Head of Interiors at WGSN, and Jane Boddy (a 20+ year veteran in the industry contributing to both Pantone and WGSN) to give us the scoop on achieving a pleasing living space with these core hues. Ahead, we’ve lined up our favorite furnishings to experiment with creating a classic foundation inside your space — with room to play around with accessories and beyond.
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PANTONE 11-0110 Buttercream: Smooth Buttercream is an easy and effortless delicious off-white.
“Neutrals are taking center stage as their perceptions changes to be everything but banal and in a way everything but neutral, actually. There are so many nuances to neutrals: we have been calling out a renewed focus on these hues for a few seasons, highlighting how their softness, their dependability, and versatility make them ideal to ground livelier palettes and create interiors that soothe, comfort and protect.” – Gemma Riberti, Head of Interiors, WGSNTextured Kadin Throw Blanket
Anthropologie Textured Kadin Throw Blanket, $, available at AnthropologieColossal Handknit Pillow Covers
Pottery Barn Colossal Handknit Pillow Covers, $, available at Pottery BarnLilo Velvet Flared Arm Sofa
AllModern Lilo Velvet Flared Arm Sofa, $, available at AllModernTotem Candle
Areaware Totem Candle, $, available at AreawareColor Trend: Inkwell
PANTONE 19-4016 Inkwell: A deep and intense blackened blue. An almost-navy, but a bit more subdued.
“The ability of color to project feelings, emotions and identity cannot be underestimated. Color has the power to create connections and to uplift mood, color can help us switch between modes, matching our sense of vitality or calmness throughout the day.” – Jane Boddy
Rumi Shag Throw Pillow
Urban Outfitters Rumi Shag Throw Pillow, $, available at Urban OutfittersAbstract Handpainted Indigo Vases
West Elm Abstract Handpainted Indigo Vases, $, available at West ElmReider Armchair
Wayfair Reider Armchair, $, available at WayfairColor Trend: Willow
PANTONE 16-0632 Willow: A canopy of green that reveals and conceals. Use …read more