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Spring Forwards! Pantone Colors of Spring 2014

March 20th. It is the beginning of the season and a time of renewal – of nature, of life, of clothes. And for design fans, one of the best parts of this renewal is the updated list of Pantone colors of spring. Pantone, the self-declared “global authority,” is arguably the most trusted source for color trends.

Though they are all stunning and richly pigmented, these colors vary in vibrancy. They are bright or restrained, pastel or dramatic.

The Official Pantone Colors of Spring:

  • Placid Blue
  • Violet Tulip
  • Hemlock
  • Paloma
  • Sand
  • Freesia
  • Cayenne
  • Celosia Orange
  • Radiant Orchid
  • Dazzling Blue

Because Pantone picks its favorite colors by year and season, they are always on trend. It makes using them in your interiors easier and harder. They are not your typical eggshell whites. However, because they are almost always accent colors, they match well with neutrals as extra special additions to your space. And if used carefully, they are amazing – even on a large scale, like an entire room.

The most dramatic and easy way of integrating these colors into your space is with paint. It is changeable, inexpensive and can be done without outside help. Whether it is a feature wall, a ceiling or as wallpaper, if it is in one of these colors, it will be obvious that you are a fashion leader.

Another way to make a big impact is with furniture. Many companies now make their products available in multiple shades similar to or the same as the Pantone ones, such as Placid Blue and Celosia Orange. All of Rove Concepts iconic pieces are customizable and come in shades almost identical to the Spring picks. And like with paint, once you get tired of it, the item can be reupholstered with the next big color of the year.

You can also go subtle by using colored accessories. Whether it is with a single pendant lamp or with a coordinated living room set of accents, they’re a more discreet way of staying up-to-date.

One color to especially make note of is Radiant Orchid, which is the official color of the year. Described by the company as “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones,” the color is said to inspire “…confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” While slightly more difficult to match in a home or office, it is easy to use as a statement accent.

Playing with colors is a fun way to stay current. Take a look at the Pantone colors today and see whether they inspire you!

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