Did you know that, each year, the good folks at the Pantone Color Institute choose a trending color, called the “Color of the Year”? In part 2 of this blog series, we’ll let you in on this year’s color, but for now, we’d like to tell you about the colors they spotted in the past. At Windows to the World here in northeastern Pennsylvania, we know that color can be an important part of a home, adding charm, personality, and zest to a room. For inspiration, check out past year’s trending colors or speak with one of our consultants today.
The Pantone Color Institute
Pantone’s color of the year often sets the stage for trends in fashion, window treatments, wall coverings, and interior design. Choosing each year’s color takes approximately nine months. The staff at PANTONE reviews the latest from the auto industry, designer runways, and interior decorating showcases. Once they identify the trends, they narrow down the choices. Past year’s colors have included:
- Radiant Orchid. A gorgeous combination of pink and purple, this saturated hue of is best used as an accent color against neutrals.
- Rose Quartz and Serenity. In 2016, the Color Institute offered up not just one but TWO trending forecasted colors. Rose Quartz and Serenity, known for their calm and peaceful aura, were forecasted to replicate how we would want to feel in the following months.
- Greenery. Reminiscent of the first day of spring, Greenery “is the color of hopefulness and of our connection to nature.” Yellow-green and snow pea in nature, it “speaks to what we call the ‘re’ words: regenerate, refresh, revitalize, renew.”
- Ultra Violet. Long a symbol of unconventionality, Ultra Violet has been considered a mystical or spiritual color and is provocative and visionary as well.
This Year’s Color of the Year
In our next blog post, we’ll introduce you to this year’s color and discuss ways to bring it into your home. Check it out in a couple of weeks!
Color Choices in Northeastern Pennsylvania
Dave Coleman’s Windows to the World proudly serves Northeastern Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas from our Mountain Top, Pennsylvania offices. We service Mountain Top, Wilkes Barre, Kingston, Dallas, Larksville, Plymouth, Exeter, Scranton, Conyngham Valley, Drum, Laflin, as well as Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wyoming, PA counties. Count on us for all your window treatment needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.