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The following is excerpted from a press release from the International Housewares Association.

“We are all familiar with consumers’ constant desire to see something new, yet they still want, in many cases, to have somewhat of a familiar comfort level… We have to assess our customers’ aspirations by using credible forecasts as a guide to invigorated colour design palettes that will inform and encourage new colour directions.”

Leatrice (Lee) Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute

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A selection of colours appearing in the 2017 Pantone view home + interiors palettes.

Among the colour and design trends she shared are:

  • the rising use of maps — both traditional and contemporary — as a design element;
  • the resurgence of black and white imagery;
  • power-clashing — “the use of unexpected colour combinations that seem to be discordant but yet they still work”;
  • pixilated and digitized patterns; and
  • the popularity of green, both as the colour of nature and of health and wellness.
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Mepra’s 5-Piece iridescent rainbow flatware setting in their Linea design

According to Eiseman, metallics remain popular, with “all kinds of household objects being transformed into objets d’art.” Iridescent flatware is not new, but technology is making it more vibrant. Coloured glassware is also popular, though so is clear glassware that is more about form and function.

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via LOHAS Australia

And while sleek, contemporary looks are frequently seen today, the vintage or retro look is not going away either. “Rescue is the new buzzword that is replacing recycling,” said Eiseman, and handcrafted and raw materials are seeing a resurgence.

Many of these trends can be found in the 2017 Pantone® View Home + Interiors palettes… For ever-divergent tastes and styling influences, these nine distinctive groupings are:

Day Dreaming

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2017 Pantone View home + interiors: Day Dreaming

This palette is a continuation of the 2016 Colour of the Year pastel theme, with colours that evoke thoughts that are light and weightless….in contrast to the heaviness of day-to-day stresses. A key here is that other colours, such as Yellow Iris and a Nile green, are used to expand on the blue and pink.

At Ease

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2017 Pantone View home + interiors: At Ease

A step from Day Dreaming, At Ease is greyed down for more of a sophisticated feel. A variety of ever-popular neutrals, both cool and warm, are blended with muted tones in a way that seems effortless.

Native Instincts

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2017 Pantone View home + interiors: Native Instincts

Style-wise, current and future forecasts point to a homogenous mix of design and colour where a piece of Native American pottery is compatible with a Turkish kilim carpet and/or a pre-Columbian artifact. Likewise, this palette offers bold colours like a smoky orchid and a Carmine red along with softer Earth tones.

Florabundant

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2017 Pantone View home + interiors: Florabundant

Just like its name implies, Florabundant is filled with the sumptuous beauty of rich floral hues. This palette offers a lot of drama from Pink Yarrow, Chrysanthemum, Red Dahlia and Baton Rouge and includes varying shades of green.

Acquired Taste

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2017 Pantone View home + interiors: Acquired Taste

In both food and surroundings, an acquired taste means an appreciation for the distinctively different. Such is the case with this palette which offers a mix of colours and/or textures not commonly seen together, yet they combine for a palette that is subtly luxurious. Colours include Orange Chiffon, Pale Gold, Mulberry, Brandied Melon, a dove grey and a muted pink.

Forest Bathing

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2017 Pantone View home + interiors: Forest Bathing

This stress-reducing palette is inspired by the Japanese practice of “Shinrin-yoku” or forest bathing. Studies have shown that a contemplative walk in the woods reconnects the individual with nature and elevates their mood. Several shades of green and blue-green are enlisted, which are contrasted by Grape Kiss and a refreshing Acid Lime.

Reminiscence

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2017 Pantone View home + interiors: Reminiscence

A different kind of walk — a walk down memory lane — is the mood conveyed here. Traditional shades like Maritime Blue, Sepia Tint, and Rattan convey a sense of nostalgia and stability, but the mix of new colours, like murky Martini Olive and Bird’s Egg Green, keep the palette feeling fresh.

Raw Materials

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2017 Pantone View home + interiors: Raw Materials

Both the re-use and re-purposing of materials from nature and the health and wellness movement are represented in this palette. Zephyr Pink offers an unexpected pop of colour against the many, more natural tones.

Graphic Imprints

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2017 Pantone View home + interiors: Graphic Imprints

Described by Eiseman as “great fun,” this palette starts with a base of black and white but then pulls in a series of strong, vibrant colours with names that tell a story themselves: Blazing Yellow, Dazzling Blue, Prism Pink, Fandango Pink, Opaline Green and Orange Popsicle.

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