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Spring decor trends – new colours to try in your home this season

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Spring decor trends – new colours to try in your home this season

From vibrant hues to more classic neutrals, this season Pantone offers up plenty of variety in its palette. Considered the global authority on all things colour, Pantone says 2019 spring décor trends will “reflect a desire to embolden ourselves as we face the future” with colour that transcends seasonality, while remaining dynamic without being too overpowering. This year, it’s all about providing a sense of confidence, while championing our creative spirits with unexpected combinations.

I have to say: I love the sentiment! Why wouldn’t we want to take charge of our futures full-steam ahead, and what better way for us to do that then to create a home that energizes us to do exactly that. It’s interesting – we don’t even realize most of the time just how impactful colour is on our daily lives – it can uplift our spirits to give us a sense of positivity and hopefulness, just as much as it can drag us down and leave us feeling, well, frankly, less than that. Colour has the ability to do that, so what I love mostly about this year’s Pantone selects is that there is plenty to choose from, so whatever your ideas are this season for some fresh spring décor trends in your own homes, you can cherry-pick whatever colours speak to you most to start the process.

Here’s some of my favourites:

Turmeric – This spice isn’t just good for your body it’s now considered a good option for your home, too! Love how energizing the orange is with that pungent, deep palette.

Pepper Stem – Earthy, but vivid. This yellow-green is meant to encourage our desire for nature’s healthy bounty.

Lemon Verbena – Anyone else think of the Amalfi Coast (and their lemons) when you look at this colour? Just gorgeous. So fresh and cheerful.

Toffee – Rich, just like the treat, but also a beautifully classic shade.

Pressed Rose – Ah! So romantic and pretty. The pressed rose is meant to strike feelings of sentimentality.

Soybean – You know I can’t walk away from a neutral! Soybean is a favourite: more subtle and versatile. I find it quite sophisticated actually.

Eclipse – Navy has been trending for a while now, and with good reason: It’s such a sumptuous, deep blue. It’s a bit sexy, isn’t it?

Sweet Corn – Love this name and love the colour even more: Soft, almost buttery, it’s a stand-out neutral in my opinion.

Lisa Rogers is the exclusive interior designer for Dunpar Homes.

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Tips to incorporate the Pantone Colour of the Year throughout your home

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Tips to incorporate the Pantone Colour of the Year throughout your home

Pantone Living Coral Entryway

The Pantone 2019 Colour of the Year “Living Coral” can do almost anything, proving itself to be much more than just an accent colour. We sat down with Nicholas Rosaci, interior design expert and upcoming speaker at the 2019 GTA Home & Reno Show, to talk decor trends and learn how to incorporate this vibrant hue into our home for the upcoming year.

Coral is beautiful and earthy, a much-anticipated arrival on the tails of the “pink” scene – a coveted colour of choice lately. However, unlike a pure pink – which can appear childlike and Barbie mansion-esque – Pantone’s “Living Coral” is a little more grown up without losing any of the juicy energy of its pink counterpart.

“Coral is a surprisingly versatile colour,” says Rosaci. “Coral can stand alone on its own while also acting as a great accent to existing neutrals like sand beige, jute and taupes. Its gold undertones naturally and luxuriously pairs well with gold hardware accents and most would be surprised by how beautifully modern Living Coral looks when incorporated with more modern grey trends. Living Coral really warms up cool grey and looks especially chic with chrome and glass.

Rosaci believes in using colour everywhere, but especially in entryways or dining rooms places where you really want to create an impression and call for drama.

Entryway

In the foyer, try painting the front door both inside and out, and perhaps look for a great upcycled project like a vintage chest of drawers painted the same shade, or a touch lighter or darker for contrast.

Dining room

Pantone Living Coral Living room

“Formal dining rooms should be decorated for glamorous evenings,” says Rosaci. “The simple addition of silk drapery in a Living Coral shade adds a shimmering warm elegance to a space.”  Try upping your design game with a deep emerald-green room with gorgeous coral silk drapery, trimmed in a black-and- white Greek key trim detail.

Den

In the den, explore painting the interior back of your cabinets or bookshelves in the hue, or using hints of the colour in all kinds of artwork, throw cushions and other decorative accessories.

 

Kitchen

Pantone Living Coral Kitchen

Coral in the kitchen can really kick up your decor a notch. Warm, inviting and unexpected, the colour works well with a plethora of wood options, tableware and accessories.  “The colour pairs well with tropical palm leaf fabrics, which really liven up a tired kitchen for an instant tropical vibe,” says Rosaci. “You can even just add a little warmth with coral upholstered bar chairs to go with a white, modern kitchen.”

Bedroom

Pantone Living Coral Bedroom

Try popping a few coral pillow cases into your existing grey bedsheets and watch it instantly look refreshed, revitalized and inviting. Unlike orange, Living Coral works beautifully with black. “Every room should have an accent of black to draw the eye in,” says Rosaci. “With coral, the look is very soothing and not as jarring as black and orange – which can look like a Halloween decor ad.”

Lastly, even as a winter trend, Living Coral looks especially glamorous with winter white and faux fur while still being a colour that transitions well into the spring and summer.  Ahh yes – summer – it may not be here yet, but Pantone’s new colour of the year Living Coral certainly reminds us that warmer days are only a paint brush away.

Come check out Nicholas Rosaci at the 2019 GTA Home & Reno Show on Feb. 15 to 18 to learn more design tips and tricks from the finest design experts in the city.

 

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