9 Inspiring Ways to Work the 2017 Pantone Color Palettes into Your Home
Pantone released the nine home decor color palettes they expect to trend in 2017, and they’re all kinds of inspiring. Even when you know you could use a home makeover, figuring out where to start is more than a tad overwhelming. What should stay, what should be replaced and what should be hacked are just a few of the design decisions that need to be made. Fortunately, these color palettes have a little something for any style sensibility. Whether you’re into pink and blue dreamy vibes, a mix of eclectic tastes and textures or a nod to past decades of interior design, there’s undoubtedly something here to tickle your fancy.
1. Daydreaming: Picking up from where 2016’s colors of the year left off, this palette is all about light and dreamy. Founded on pastel pinks and blues, the addition of pale yellows and greens makes it more aesthetically intriguing. (via The Design Files)
2. At Ease: This palette is comparable to Daydreaming with its weightless color combinations, but incorporates more grays for added sophistication. Play with textures in varying shades of gray for a compelling look that won’t overwhelm your space. (via Ellos / Domino)
4. Forest Bathing: Inspired by the Japanese practice of forest bathing — the idea that a contemplative stroll through nature will restore your spirit and enhance your mood — this palette incorporates colors found in nature. Think greens, teals, purples and refreshing bursts of lime. (via Tyan Borland)
5. Graphic Imprints: Bold colors and exciting patterns are the primary characteristics of this palette. Start with a base of black and white, and add bright shades of yellow, pink, blue and orange to the mix. Use a bit of (faux) animal print for a touch more pizzazz. (via Style at Home)
6. Native Instincts: The blending of different cultural elements, such as Native American textiles and a Turkish kilim rug, are what make this palette unique. Bold colors are paired with softer earth tones for a compelling design. (via Vtwonen)
7. Raw Materials: This one is especially for you, crafty geniuses. Based on natural sustainability, it’s all about reused and repurposed elements alongside natural materials and colors. (via Artis Wall)
8. Acquired Taste: Think outside the box for this palette. Oranges and golds are blended with purples and melons, and wild textures are paired with soft materials to create a surprisingly luxurious ambiance. (via Bright Bazaar)
9. Reminiscence: As the name implies, this palette incorporates colors of the past with more modern hues. Think of traditional browns and sepia tones combined with olives and pale blues. (via Spacecrafting)
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)