With just two months left in 2012, marketing and graphic design pros nationwide are turning to paint and design experts, fashion designers for runway and home interiors and other color experts to find out what the trend colors will be for 2013 – and that includes the marketing and design staff of Pacific Northwest new home builder, Soundbuilt Homes.
As we look at color trends for fashion and home interiors, it’s not necessarily to find out how we should use them in painting home exteriors, interiors and accent walls.
We look at trends in fashion, prints and textiles, interior design and color not to figure out how we’ll use them, but to see how you – Soundbuilt Homes home buyers and Puget Sound area residents – can use trend colors, fashions, prints and design trends in your every day lives.
So we’ve been studying the colors that the experts predict will dominate consumer goods in clothing, bedding and other household linens, draperies, other linens, wall papers, tableware and table decorations, and household accessories in general. The same colors that you are going to see in goods at Pier 1, Cost Plus World Market, Macys, Crate and Barrel, Ikea and in your local furniture stores as well.
As always, one expert we look to for 2013 trend colors are the color gurus at Pantone.com.
Want to know what the trend colors for 2013 for fashion, home interior design, paint and more are? Good! We want to tell you!
As specified by Pantone in their Home+Interiors collection for 2013, these 2013 trend color palettes will dominate the personal and home fashion scene:
Pantone Connoisseur Trend Colors for 2013
A great palette from which to work for a romantic or soothing bedroom scene, the Connoisseur palette of 6 colors on trend for 2013 include sweet hues of pink and crème, an ever-so-sage-ey green, romantic gray and a brown that seems to border to the edge of eggplant.
Pantone Extracts Trend Colors for 2013
Too far toward the tropical to be truly southwest in hue, these colors nevertheless give you plenty to work with when creating a brighter bedroom or choosing accessories that will pop on light or dark colored more neutral backgrounds. These colors would make a great palette for your outdoor living space, a girl’s bedroom or dining room.
Pantone Footprints 2013 Trend Color Palette
You’ll see brights held over from 2012 in this 2013 palette of trend colors. Bright colors like these give you all you need to work with when it comes to adding “pop” in any room of your house. Choose from this palette in rooms where you really need that bright pop because there isn’t much else going on, like towels, rugs and accessories for your bathroom.
The yellow in this palette is so buttery, it’s a color that you can extract from this palette to use in conjunction with other 2013 trend colors or on it’s own to create a bright, sunny entry or as the foundational color for your girl, boy or gender-neutral nursery.
Pantone 2013 Trend Color Palette – Glamour
Glamour, indeed! When working from the colors in this palette, remember that you can – and should – mix and match metallics alongside, liberally! With ideas rooted in Hollywood glam and red carpet events like the Oscars, use these colors where you want to create the most special moments in your home. These are great colors to pull from for a dining room or other rooms where you plan to do the most entertaining in your home.
2013 Pantone Color Trends – New Old School Color Palette
The new old school color palette of trend colors for 2013 has roots in Americana – think primary and other colors like red white, blue green and brown, but in deeper and weathered shades. Although this 2013 trend color palette includes several strong shades which might be too much in heavy doses, they’re complemented beautifully by the pastel lilac and truly neutral, grounding gray.
Pantone 2013 Trend Color Palette – Out of the Ordinary
Aptly named, this out of the ordinary collection of trend colors for 2013 once again harkens back to the brights which were on trend in 2012 and 2011 and, like the Extracts trend colors for 2013 above and the Rugged Individual 2013 trend color palette below, remind one of the colors of traditional southwest color palettes with vibrant orange-yellow, turquoise blue, tans and muted purple-brown.
These bold colors would make a great color palette for decorating a kid’s bedroom, playroom, accessorizing your dining and great room or even for furnishing your deck, patio or other outdoor living space.
Pantone Rugged Individuals 2013 Color Trend Palette
One of the few trend color palettes for 2013 that includes several different blue hues, with the colors on this palette you can keep things soft or go bold, simply by increasing the volume of the particular shade you select when it comes to interior room or accent wall painting, household linens, household accessories, etc. If you collect Fiesta dishes, 2013 is going to be a great year for you!
Sojourn Pantone Trend Colors for 2013
Sojourn has a little something for everyone and you can use the colors in this palette in ways that are soft and romantic or that pop with color. The deep orange-red and deep lilac show how opposites attract. For a dramatic effect, trick your room out in the fairly monochromatic browns and grays of this palette and then add a big pop of fuchsia!
Surface Pantone Trend Colors for 2013
Last but certainly not least, the colors in the 2013 trend color palette, “Surface” by Pantone provide you with elegant hues of purple, gold and turquoise. The nearly eggplant gray purple and muted neighbor would make a great accent color for walls or entry. For those more feint of heart when it comes to color, use the gray and warm off-white as background colors and choose accessories, draperies, linens and furniture in gold, soft purples or turquoise, instead.
For more information about Pantone’s 2013 Home+Interior, visit the Pantone.com website.