Last month, I wrote about Pantone’s official 2014 Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. But it wasn’t the only Pantone color that has been making rounds in the design world lately. As Amy mentioned in last week’s spring cleaning blog post, the global color authority selected a host of colors that will be trending this spring in addition to its lively color of the year. These spring colors provide an extensive and versatile palette for your home decorating efforts. There’s something for everyone in this selection, so let’s get right to it!
2014 Guide to Spring Colors
Violet Tulip, described in Pantone’s Spring 2014 Fashion Color Report press release as a “romantic, vintage purple [that] evokes wistful nostalgia,” brings a peaceful feeling to any space.
And Hemlock, a light and playful green, is the perfect spring color; it represents the growth associated with the season while effortlessly brightening up your decor. Kirkland’s collection of beach decor utilizes a winning combination of all of these colors combined with the natural tones of the next section.
Paloma is a light, smoky gray that can add a soothing tone to any space. It’s perfect for balancing accents in stronger shades of red, blue, or purple and bringing an element of cool to your decor.
On the warmer side, Sand is the same color as its namesake, making it a lighter member of the beige family. It pairs well with both warm hues (like Cayenne, which we’ll address in the next section) and cool hues (like the previous section’s Placid Blue). Sand is also used extensively when decorating with burlap fabric and rope.
Freesia is a bold, powerful yellow that draws the eye and creates an instant focal point in any color scheme.
Cayenne is a subdued, dusty red perfectly suited for rustic accents and countering more subtle, neutral colors like Sand and Paloma.
Rounding out the fiery hues is Celosia Orange, an energetic shade that balances out its blazing siblings while still offering plenty of fire of its own.
Radiant Orchid, a color that by now needs no introduction, brings vivacious energy and passion to your decor. It works best when it is accenting more neutral hues. It’s also a great companion color to Hemlock for creating a cool, definitively spring vibe; you can find this winning color combination in Kirkland’s Vintage Garden collection.
But when “cool” just isn’t enough, go electric with Dazzling Blue; its captivating presence is sure to be a head-turner, and it pairs well with both bold and subtle hues.
Options are nice. Say you’re redecorating your entryway, and you know that it could use a touch of green to breathe a little life into the space. However, the light, pastel look of Hemlock isn’t quite what you had in mind. Enter Comfrey, a slightly darker green that still pairs well with the other spring colors.
The same goes for Purple Haze, a deeper, stronger alternative to Violet Tulip.
And if Radiant Orchid isn’t bold enough for your tastes, try Magenta Purple; its daring, high-voltage feel infuses your decor with robust passion and energy.
So there you have it. Keep your eyes peeled the next time you venture out to your favorite stores for these choice colors of the season. And when it comes to home decor, remember that Kirkland’s has all the decorative accents you need to create that perfect spring look!