Adding an accent color is a great way to bring a pop of color into your home without overwhelming the space. This spring, Pantone is all about color. Their 2016 color report blends the muted colors of the year — rose quartz and serenity — with vivid brights like fiesta and buttercup.
According to Pantone, “Colors this season transcend cultural and gender norms. Vivid brights give way to excitement and optimism, though quiet stability prevails in this season’s palette.”
To help bring these colors into your home, FTD created ten mood boards of the season’s Pantone colors and their matching spring flowers. If you like Serenity, try decorating your home or garden with mascara, forget-me-nots, and bluestar. If you enjoy brighter colors like fiesta, use poppies, amaryllis, or beardtongue. Whatever color you choose, the colorful flowers are sure to liven up your space!
Pantone Rose Quartz 13-1520 “Rose Quartz, a persuasive yet gentle tone…conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Like a serene sunset, flushed cheek or budding flower, Rose Quartz reminds us to reflect on our surroundings during the busy but lighthearted spring and summer months.”
Pantone Peach Echo 16-1548 “Peach Echo [is] a shade that emanates friendlier qualities, evoking warmth and accessibility. It is an all-encompassing, tempered companion in the playful orange family.”
Pantone Serenity 15-3919 “Weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, Serenity comforts with a calming effect, bringing a feeling of respite even in turbulent times. A transcendent blue, Serenity provides us with a naturally connected sense of space.”
Pantone Snorkel Blue 19-4049 “A maritime-inspired blue, Snorkel Blue plays in the navy family, but with a happier, more energetic content. The name alone implies a relaxing vacation and encourages escape. It is striking yet still, with lots of activity bursting from its undertones.”
Pantone Buttercup 12-0752 “While the majority of Spring/Summer palette trends toward calmness, a few diversions from the theme emerge that offer a contrast. With Buttercup, designers reveal a shining beacon transporting its wearer to a happier, sunnier place.”
Pantone Limpet Shell 13-4810 “A shade of aqua that leans toward the green family, Limpet Shell is clear, clean and defined. Suggestive of clarity and freshness, its crisp and modern influences evoke a deliberate, mindful tranquility.”
Pantone Lilac Gray 16-3905 “As in most any season, the need for neutrals arises. Essentially a basic, the subtlety of the lilac undertone in Lilac Gray adds a distinctive edge to this classy gray shade.”
Pantone Fiesta 17-1564 “The high energy Fiesta is a harbinger of excitement, encouraging free-spirited exploration to unknown but welcoming locales. A strong and fiery, yellow-based Red, the vivid Fiesta provides a stark contrast to the calming, softer nature of this season’s palette.”
Pantone Iced Coffee 15-1040 “A transitional color that will take us through the seasons, Iced Coffee manifests as another strong neutral for the season. With its natural earthy quality, the softness and subtlety of Iced Coffee creates a stable foundation when combined with the rest of this season’s palette.”
Pantone Green Flash 15-0146 “Green Flash calls on its wearer to explore, push the envelope and escape the mundane, radiating an openness that combines with the rest of the palette in unexpected but serendipitous ways. The popularity of this brilliant hue is representative of nature’s persistent influence even in urban environments, a trend continuing to inspire designers.”
Image Sources: Serenity bouquet: Photography by Erika Parker | Snorkel blue bouquet: Ais Portraits | Buttercup bouquet: Kathryn Rummel | kreatephotography.com | Iced coffee bouquet: Michael Radford Photography | Fiesta bouquet: The Nichols | Green flash bouquet: Chrisman Studios | Cherry blossom CC Image courtesy of Takashi .M on Flickr | Mountain laurel CC Image courtesy of Ron Jones on Flickr | Garden rose CC Image courtesy of Takashi .M on Flickr | Geranium CC Image courtesy of Serena on Flickr | Daylily CC Image courtesy of K M on Flickr | Tulips CC Image courtesy of François Philipp on Flickr | Gentiana verna CC Image courtesy of böhringer friedrich on Wikimedia Commons | Primrose CC Image courtesy of Hans Hillewaert on Wikimedia Commons | Golden columbine CC Image courtesy of Stan Shebs on Wikimedia Commons | Freesia CC Image courtesy of Toshiyuki IMAI on Flickr | Calla lily CC Image courtesy of John D. on Flickr | Scilla CC Image courtesy of John Lodder on Flickr | Dusty miller CC Image courtesy of Carl Lewis on Flickr | Baby’s breath CC Image courtesy of Christian Kaff on Flickr | Curly willow CC Imagecourtesy of Heather on Flickr | Amaryllis CC Image courtesy of mr.bologna on Flickr | Butterfly Pentas CC Image courtesy of Rain0975 on Flickr | Beardtongue CC Image courtesy of Manuel on Flickr | Snowball Viburnum CC Image courtesy of manu on Flickr | Hellebore CC Image courtesy of Karen Roe on Flickr | Lycaste Orchid CC Image courtesy of C T Johansson on Wikimedia Commons | Fritillaria CC Image courtesy of titanium22 on Flickr