Our top colour tips for 2017


Let us guide you through our predictions for the top colours of 2017 in the world of interiors (in no particular order might we add). A quick Google image search will show that some of these colours have already begun to filter into our lives, through fashion, retail and interior products.

We’ll see how these predictions pan out as the year progresses, but we’re quietly confident you’ll find them to be pretty accurate…

1. Pantone 19-3928 – Indigo


Follow the Old Silk Road to discover the true potential of this intense blue. The Old Silk Road or Route, was an ancient network of trade routes that were for centuries central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the East and West from China to the Mediterranean Sea.


2. Pantone 17-1532 – Spice

Explore shades of the desert from dusk ‘til dawn and create exotic visual flavours with spice tones. From saffron yellow and paprika red to nutmeg and cinnamon browns, inspiration is hiding right in our spice jars. Turmeric yellows and lush textures radiate luxury. Because the colors are kept tone-on-tone, they function as neutrals. A nice alternative to those not keen on beige or grey.


3. Pantone 15-1614 – Blush

Balance this colours feminine nature with whisper greys, linen shades and clay neutrals to achieve an interior rich with a sense of calm and relaxation.


4. Pantone 15-1308 – Clay

Kill off beige once and for all? You could instead, opt for the soft visual warmth of clay tones and enjoy matching almost all colours with it.


5. Pantone 18-0503 – Urban Grey

A true trend perennial and trans-seasonal neutral. Grey has in a very short space of time become a new-classic colour, alongside more established constants such as black. Grey makes friends with any colour and can be used as an accent, or main colour. Grey can also look stunning used simply with other ‘shades of itself’.


6. Pantone 17-2627 – Power Pink

Play this punchy colour against black, white and grey as an eye-catching accent colour in your scheme.


7. Pantone 18-4733 – Bay Blue

Stunning with greens and greys, this blue emanates calm, quiet, relaxation, vibrancy and joy. A very adaptable, flexible colour that wants to please you no matter what your mood.


8. Pantone 19-2524 – Purple Iris

This surprisingly versatile colour works well with both warm and cold colours; bright & muted tones. You can use it in any room, on any textile, wall covering or floor to add a touch of understated luxury.


9. Pantone 15-0343 – Greenery

Pantone’s ‘Colour of 2017’ – nothing else to be said.


10. Pantone 19-0415 – Forest

Natural environments, their look, feel and smell are playing an increasingly important role in our lives and this deep, earthy green is perhaps more easily used widely, than the brightness of ‘Greenery’.

We’d love you to hear what you think about our selection, which you like, don’t like and which you might want used…

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