Every year Pantone predicts colors that will be popular seasons in advance of the latest fashions hitting the runway. Before interior designers begin selecting paint, finishes, and décor for a new home, remodel, or simply a room refresh. Pantone recently released its hot picks for Spring 2017 and they appear to be fresh, nature-inspired hues that will make you want to plan your next resort vacation. The season’s must-have colors include an earthy-green named “Kale,” a calm and cool blue dubbed “Niagara,” and even a vibrant and sunny yellow called “Primrose Yellow.” But before you book your next escape, check out these colors and think about incorporating them into your home.
Here’s the full list, straight from Pantone:
|PANTONE 17-4123 Niagara
Pantone calls this cool blue “comfortable and dependable.” Leading the pack as the most prevalent color in the Spring 2017 color palette, Niagara is a blue reminiscent of classic denim, and speaks to our desire for ease and relaxation.
|PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow
With a beautiful contrast to Niagara, Primrose Yellow glows with “heat and vitality.” Bringing with it an immediate feel of warmth, this joyful shade of yellow takes us to a place full of good cheer and sunny days.
|PANTONE 19-4045 Lapis Blue
A strong and intense shade of blue, Lapis Blue glows with an inner radiance and lends yet another lively shade to the palette.
|PANTONE 17-1462 Flame
A bright and lively red-based orange, Flame is a color that is full of fun. Looking like a lively off-shoot of coral, a longtime favorite color of designers, this color adds some heat to the Spring 2017 palette.
|PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise
Island Paradise embodies our dreams of a tropical island escape and our desire to unwind. It is a refreshing aqua, a cool blue green, and one of our favorites in this palette.
|PANTONE 13-1404 Pale Dogwood
Pale Dogwood speaks to the recent trend of blush. It is quiet and peaceful and brings about a sense of innocence, tranquility, and purity.
|PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery
Dubbed Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017, Greenery is a refreshing healthy color. It is a tangy yellow-green that speaks of exploration, experimentation, and rejuvenation. Illustrating the state of healthy plant life, Greenery is a color that reminds us to take time to breathe in a busy world.
|PANTONE 17-2034 Pink Yarrow
A bright, tropical, fun, festive color, Pink Yarrow brings an unforgettable first impression. It is a color filled with excitement boiling over the brim. A bold and lively color, it stimulates and complements a variety of other colors that can be paired with.
|PANTONE 18-0107 Kale
An earthy green, Kale reminds us of a healthy lifestyle with an outdoorsy feel. Being another foliage-based green, it brings up thoughts of nature and our desire to connect with it. It provides a perfect balance to the bolder, brighter colors of this exciting color palette.
|PANTONE 14-1315 Hazelnut
Every good, complete palette needs a key neutral. This one has Hazelnut. Neutral and earthy, this color brings an unpretentious feel and a sense of being grounded and rooted. It provides a base for the rest of the colors to build on. Hazelnut also acts as a transitional color that beautifully connects the seasons.
As a bonus, head over to our Pinterest, where we put together a board for you that is full of Spring and Summer Inspiration. It draws from Pantone's new color palette and features only the most beautiful designs. We are confident you'll love it and want to use it as inspiration for your own home design!
Pinterest: PANTONE Spring & Summer Inspiration Board.
You can also see Pantone’s list here, along with their explanations of each color: Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2017