Pantone Colour of the Year
Year after year the iconic people at Pantone come up with their colour of the year, inspiring not only home décor trends but fashion and other design areas across the board as well. For 2014, the colour du jour is: Radiant Orchid, a gorgeous pinky purple-hue. An infusion of this beauty would be a welcome breath of colour anywhere—from kitchen to bedroom and every room in between.
Florals are holding strong and continuing to be on-trend this year, but they’re definitely growing in size. Now, pretty
blooms, the bigger the better are a force to be reckoned with. What lovelier way to add some vibrant colour and bold patterns to your home than throw pillows, sheets or duvet covers with big bright florals.
(Try to find some with radiant orchid for a double-dose of style.)
Blue & Blue
Black’s younger, lighter cousin grey has certainly had its heyday, but this is the year for something far more dramatic. Black walls are en vogue—think entire living and dining rooms--but if you’re not ready to go all in, try one accent wall or the always-in-style coupling with white. And when it comes to blue, think every shade--from lovely sky blue
dishes displayed in your kitchen, to darker navy and white striped towels in your bathroom.
Especially in the kitchen. Seems grey isn’t only taking a backseat in the living room, but in the kitchen this year as well.
Warmer bronzes, golds and black are replacing sleek chrome and stainless steel when it comes to lighting and cabinetry accents. And if you’re really looking to make a big splash, try some bronze sconces in the kitchen.