Your Style Guide to The “It” Colors of Summer 2016
Now that you’re in touch with the personal lifestyle trends of Summer 2016, let’s color your life to match!
The artist Paul Gauguin said it best: “Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams.” Expressing yourself with color isn’t something to fear; it’s something to embrace. After all, while form and function is the canvas of your style, color is a statement of your personality!
Style and design experts turn to one source for the ultimate guide to seasonal color palettes: Pantone. Pantone brands itself as your guide for “accurate color communication”. What a beautiful statement! Pantone is the authority on accurate color matching and precision. Think of it this way: Pantone makes sure the color you love on print is the same one that ends up on your dining room walls. It provides seamless transition from clothing fabric to car paint, from web design to personal style.
Every year, Pantone releases its Official Colors for the year and for each season. The Spring/Summer 2016 color palette from Pantone is truly vibrant and expressive.
“Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves.” – Pantone Spring/Summer 2016 Color Trends (Website)
The Summer 2016 Pantone color palette is warm but soft, like a familiar portrait with a dash of bold new color. Much like our official Summer 2016 Style Trend Report, their chosen colors dare you to try something different and unique, pairing hues in original ways.
The official Pantone View Color Planner for Summer 2016 showcases colors that are “fresh and lively”, and doesn’t disappoint fans of vibrant tones! From Peach Echo to Green Flash, the world’s authority on color challenges us all to add a little bit more flair to the color of our personal styles for the summer of 2016.
Official Pantone Summer 2016 Colors
• Rose Quartz – Pantone 13-1520
• Peach Echo – Pantone 16-1548
• Serenity – Pantone 15-3919
• Snorkel Blue – Pantone 19-4049
• Buttercup – Pantone 12-0752
• Limpet Shell – Pantone 13-4810
• Lilac Gray – Pantone 16-3905
• Fiesta – Pantone 17-1564
• Iced Coffee – Pantone 15-1040
• Green Flash – Pantone 15-0146
In terms of home design, world-class custom kitchen and bath designers like Peter Salerno Inc. love the freshness of Snorkel Blue and Limpet Shell mixed with clean whites and brighter grays. These color combinations evoke a seaside, nautical theme, and are perfect for your summer beach home or a sun room in your house. (If you want a “beach” feel in your everyday life, be bold – try this color combination in your open floor plan kitchen or guest bath!)
Be creative with warm, fresh colors during the Summer 2016 season. If you’re a bit timid to “dip your toes” in this ocean of bold color, don’t worry – the world’s leading authority on color design trends has given you full permission!
So spruce up that wardrobe with a stunning sundress or bright dress shirts and ties! Accent your living space with bold, summery colors! Tell your custom home design specialist to give you a beautiful summer feeling year-round!
For more information on incorporating the Pantone Summer 2016 Color Trends Report into your home or vacation retreat, please fill out the contact form below!