Spring is the perfect time to refresh your home with new colours and new ideas. After the winter I can’t wait to put away my heavy throws, dark candles and accents, and my plush pillows and throws.
Instead I bring out lots of white accents, fresh flowers, and colourful pillows, throws and table linens. So much fun!
According to the colour experts at Pantone, Spring 2014 brings “a modern twist on the traditional by pairing soft pastels with vivid brights to create a colorful equilibrium”. What this means is that you can get creative in mixing soft colours like pale blue and green with the more saturated tones of coral, orchid, yellow and bright blue.
Here is the full line-up of Pantone’s top picks:
Placid Blue, like a picture-perfect, tranquil and reassuring sky, induces a sense of peaceful calmness, while Violet Tulip, a romantic, vintage purple, evokes wistful nostalgia.
Similar to the verdant shade of springtime foliage, Hemlock, a summery, ornamental green, provides a decorative touch that’s very different from the greens of recent seasons. Pair any of these versatile pastels with a bolder hue for an au courant look.
Sand, a lightly toasted and amiable neutral, conjures images of the beach and the carefree days of summer. Try pairing Sand with Hemlock for perfect, natural balance.
Paloma serves as a quintessential neutral, interesting enough to be worn alone or combined with any color for sophisticated poise.
Cayenne, a high-pitched red, adds a dash of spicy heat to neutrals, and heightens the excitement when mixed with Freesia, a blazing yellow that is sure to illuminate wardrobes this season.
The palette is brought full circle with Radiant Orchid, a bold counterpart to Violet Tulip, and Dazzling Blue,a scintillating, polar opposite to Placid Blue. Surprisingly, these strong, vibrant colors also pair well across the palette: They are perfect companions to pastels, and add confidence and vivacity when mixed with other bold colors.
Here I have combined two of this years popular colours, yellow and grey, in some table settings.
These linens can all be found in my etsy shop