Wednesday, January 28, 2015

It has been lovely to disconnect from technology and unwind, giving ourselves time to stop and be still.  Now energised and re-juvenated, we are prepared for busy 2015, which we anticipate will be our most exciting year yet.

A couple of months ago we briefly touched on the Pantone Colour trends for Spring 2014. Now that we have commenced 2015, I thought I’d fast track and give you a glimpse into the Colour trends forecasted for this year. Below is a summary of the colours that we will be seeing in a big way across everything –  from fashion to interior design. With an obvious move towards the cooler and softer side of the colour spectrum, Pantone have forecast an eclectic mix of understated brights, pale pastels and natural-like neutrals for Spring 2015 drawing from daydreams of simpler times. Retro delights, folkloric and floral art, and the magical worlds of tropical landscapes restore a sense of well-being during these warmer months. These calmer tones complement a myriad of aesthetics, whether it’s the introduction of bold accents through accessories such as cushions, vases, floral arrangements, throws and artwork, or a more measured approach blending the soft, cool hues either applied to walls or larger furniture pieces, with subtle warmer tones for a soothing effect.

‘Colour choices follow the same minimalistic, ‘en plein air’ theme, taking a cue from nature rather than being reinvented or mechanically manipulated’ said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute. Soft, cool hues blend with subtle warm tones to create a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.

 Spring 2015 Pantone Colours

On one end of the palette sits Aquamarine, an airy, ethereal blue with a cool, dreamy and calming feel that mixes well with the other blues and greens. Evoking thoughts of soothing, tropical waters.  

Scuba Blue restores our sense of carefree playfulness, while invigorating the body and mind, and Lucite Green, a soft, serene green offers a fresh sense of clarity. Cool and refreshing, 

Pair Lucite Green with bold Classic Blue for a balanced and refreshed look. As the name implies, Classic Blue is a strong and reliable anchor and, with its waterborne qualities, is perceived as thoughtful and introspective. Bringing balance to the coolness of the spring/summer colour range, Toasted Almond, a suntanned neutral, offers timeless, comforting warmth.

Reminiscent of the sun on our skin in the spring and summer months, Toasted Almond pairs well with both Strawberry Ice, a light, nurturing coral tone, and Tangerine, an energising, non-jarring take on orange that adds a pop of colour. Combine all three for a delicious, almost retro-inspired look. Emanating warmth and happiness, Custard serves as an all-encompassing yellow for the spring palette, which can be combined with Classic Blue for a maritime look. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this compelling and cordial hue incorporates the satisfying richness of a tastefully fulfilling meal, while it’s grounding red-brown roots point to a sophisticated, natural earthiness. Marsala works well with Glacier Grey, a timeless and unobtrusive grey that adds a sense of graceful relaxation as another practical neutral. 

Patrick Demarchelier Dior Couture

Patrick Demarchelier Dior Couture


Laelie Berzon Artist - Lucea


Michelle Elie in Comme Des Garçons

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