Pantone Announces 2014 Color Inspiration and Direction
March 4, 2013 | 3:10 pm CST

CHICAGO – Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced PANTONE® VIEW home + interiors 2014, a trend forecast containing the nine key color and design themes for home furnishings and interior design for 2014.

“Consumers are becoming increasingly color savvy and color aware,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “With consumers seeking distinctive styling and considerable substance more than ever before, it is critical that retailers and designers be aware of future color trends. To successfully entice consumers, colors and color combinations must be appealing, evocative, transformative and most importantly, on-target.”

PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2014 is a forecasting book that provides color and trend direction for home furnishings or interior spaces.

PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2014 contains visual inspiration, suggested color harmonies, individual tear-out palette cards for each of the nine forecasted palettes, swatches of the 74 forecasted colors, and images from the forecast for use in presentations and storyboards. Highlighting additional insight and direction, a summary page concludes the forecast with a comprehensive color overview and a look at other factors influencing the world of home furnishings and interior environments. To enable digital design, PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2014 also includes PANTONE COLOR MANAGER for direct download of all PANTONE Color Libraries into design software.

The nine palettes for 2014 are: Techno Color, Physicality, Sculpted Simplicity, Fluidity, Collage, Intimacy, Moda, Tribal Threads and Eccentricities:

Innovative Techno Color acknowledges the advancement of technology – how it is impacting the world of design and expanding the color universe through a melding of both vibrant and deep hues, frequently executed in reflective surfaces. A range of shades, including a multifaceted emerald, an exuberant orange, a turquoise-like blue and a strong, vital purple, plus true blue, jet black and dark citron, are intertwined in intriguingly inventive color combinations.

PANTONE 14-5002 Silver

PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald

PANTONE 18-4537 Methyl Blue

PANTONE 19-3638 Tillandsia Purple

PANTONE 19-4125 Majolica Blue

PANTONE 16-0435 Dark Citron

PANTONE 17-1349 Exuberance

PANTONE 19-0303 Jet Black

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

Sculpted Simplicity recognizes how important shape, form and structure are to the end product and/or environment. The colors are unassuming and do not take center stage. The sophisticated tones elegantly harmonize with distinctively nuanced undertones, including travertine, anthracite, blanc de blanc and twilight mauve, supported by an anodized brown, ethereal gray and a suggestion of silver.

PANTONE 11-4800 Blanc de Blanc

PANTONE 19-4007 Anthracite

PANTONE 18-3912 Grisaille

PANTONE 18-1306 Iron

PANTONE 18-1807 Twilight Mauve

PANTONE 15-1114 Travertine

PANTONE 15-1506 Etherea

PANTONE 14-5002 Silver

Gliding gracefully through watery channels, Fluidity is the palette that understands the inevitable human need for life-sustaining cool water tones, rendered largely in dazzling blues and blue-greens. These cooling hues are underscored by shimmering sea grass shades and undersea-creature colors, such as absinthe green, violet tulle, blazing Samoan sun, dewberry purple and two eye-arresting orange-coral tones.

PANTONE 18-3949 Dazzling Blue

PANTONE 16-4725 Scuba Blue

PANTONE 14-6329 Absinthe Green

PANTONE 17-1744 Calypso Coral

PANTONE 16-1543 Fusion Coral

PANTONE 16-3416 Violet Tulle

PANTONE 18-3533 Dewberry

PANTONE 14-0851 Samoan Sun

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

Intimacy implies a certain affinity and relationship expressed in tints and tones that are inviting in nature and softly tactile – closely connected, yet subtly different – a happy marriage of adaptable warm, cool and neutral tones. The combinations effortlessly offer an understated color collection. Gardenia white defines a lotus blossom pink; rose cloud, fawn and café crème are delicious together, while pale lavenders and opal gray are effectively approachable.

PANTONE 11-0604 Gardenia

PANTONE 14-1905 Lotus

PANTONE 14-1313 Rose Cloud

PANTONE 16-1220 Café Crème

PANTONE 16-1510 Fawn

PANTONE 15-3910 Languid Lavender

PANTONE 14-3904 Evening Haze

PANTONE 16-3801 Opal Gray

Both svelte and voluptuous, Moda speaks of attention to detail and the drama of high fashion when translated into interiors. Combinations can be theatrical in nature, displaying fashionable or whimsical flourishes, but always done with tasteful finesse. Red dahlia interacts with blackberry cordial and wood violet, all accented by a yellowed amber green. Corsican blue meets with magenta haze and an expressive linden green, while rich gold waits in the wings for the appropriate moment to add a glimmering finale to any of the combinations.

PANTONE 17-0840 Amber Green

PANTONE 15-0533 Linden Green

PANTONE 18-3828 Corsican Blue

PANTONE 18-2525 Magenta Haze

PANTONE 19-3325 Wood Violet

PANTONE 19-3520 Blackberry Cordial

PANTONE 19-1555 Red Dahlia

PANTONE 16-0836 Rich Gold

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

There is always room for an eccentric palette with a personality that defies the established rule book of design and color, bringing with it a sense of adventure, wit, experimentation and discovery. Eccentricities is tongue-in-cheek in attitude with color juxtapositions that are highly original and cleverly conceived in evocative combinations. A flash of neon green radiates off of zesty lemon or nectarine combines with a daredevil skydiver blue. Fudgesickle brown is rendered sweeter with strawberry ice. A warm red coexists with its cooler counterpart, while black and/or white can be drawn into any combination.

PANTONE 13-0756 Lemon Zest

PANTONE 15-0146 Green Flash

PANTONE 16-1360 Nectarine

PANTONE 19-4151 Skydiver

PANTONE 18-1755 Rouge Red

PANTONE 19-1431 Fudgesickle

PANTONE 16-1720 Strawberry Ice

PANTONE 18-1761 Ski Patrol

PANTONE 19-4305 Pirate Black

PANTONE 11-4300 Marshmallow

Source: Pantone

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