spring colour palette

02 Apr

We Love… The Spring Colour Palette

Brighten your home with the Spring Colour Palette

Spring is officially here and with it a whole new palette of colours thanks to the revitalisation of nature. Every year fashion houses take inspiration from this to develop a palette of colours to set the mood of the season and inspire designers in all industries. This year the palette takes a modern twist on the traditional spring themes of pastels by pairing and offsetting them with vivid brights.

The official palette:
PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, PANTONE 15-3920 Placid Blue, PANTONE 16-3823 Violet Tulip, PANTONE 18-3949 Dazzling Blue, PANTONE 15-1225 Sand, PANTONE 15-6114 Hemlock, PANTONE 16-0000 Paloma, PANTONE 17-1360 Celosia Orange, PANTONE 14-0852 Freesia, PANTONE 18-1651 Cayenne.

If you’re thinking about decorating your glazed extension and/or other areas of your home and need some ideas, then here are our tips for interior styling using this season’s top trends:

  • Use bold colours as highlights – either as a painted feature wall or for soft furnishings. For example in a bedroom you might want to keep walls a calming white and add a splash of colour on bed coverings or curtains.
  • Use toned pastels all over for walls, and keep everything else – soft furnishings, accessories etc – neutral white or grey. PANTONE 15-1225 Sand and PANTONE 16-0000 Paloma are perfect for this.
  • Different tones can be used in harmony to pull together a room – it’s best to stick to one colour for this and keep anything else white or another neutral shade. For example, several different hues of PANTONE 16-3823 Violet Tulip can be used for walls and soft furnishings to create depth and interesting aesthetics.
  • Alternatively, clashing several different tones together is a popular idea this season. This is best done in a neutral room by using one or two items to pick out each of your chosen colours, so as not to overload the senses. That way, it is also easy to change the look next season by only having to change one or two items.
  • Tropical influences will be the next big thing in prints this year, so it’s certain to filter through to interiors. This is perfect for glazed extensions, which provide the perfect habitat for semi-tropical plants. If you’d rather not invest in brightly coloured, tropical patterned soft furnishings or accessories in case the trend doesn’t last, then a few exotic flowering plants will do the trick, adding colour and being bang on trend – as well as providing an interesting talking point.

For more advice on interiors trends and colour themes for 2014 and beyond, take a look at the Westbury Garden Rooms Home Trends Report for inspiration.