Pantone Spring 2017 Colors: Lapis Blue, Flame Are Bold Choices
In Part 1 of our 5-part series on the fantastic Spring 2017 Pantone Color Trend selections, we covered the cool, versatile blue of Niagara and the flowery, poppy Primrose Yellow.
While Niagara and Primrose Yellow were light, “springy” shades that provide a world of options for both home design and fashion design, our 2 highlighted colors for this piece are quite a bit bolder. Used properly, each color (or both in tandem) can create a head-turning, stunning visual that leaves a lasting impression.
Lapis Blue (19-4045 TCX) and Flame (17-1462 TCX) are full of vibrant energy and life, while staying true to Pantone’s overall Spring 2017 theme of natural colors. The rich blue (Lapis Blue) and coral (Flame) tones are certainly two of the more eye-popping selections in the “Spring 2017 Ten” Pantone selected.
In case you’re interested, here is the full list of Spring 2017 Pantone colors, along with their TCX designations and the order in which we will feature them:
- Niagara (17-4123 TCX) – Part 1 of 5
- Primrose Yellow (13-0755 TCX) – Part 1 of 5
- Lapis Blue (19-4045 TCX)
- Flame (17-1462 TCX)
- Island Paradise (14-4620 TCX) – Part 3 of 5
- Pale Dogwood (13-1404 TCX) – Part 3 of 5
- Greenery (15-0343 TCX) – Part 4 of 5
- Pink Yarrow (17-2034 TCX) – Part 4 of 5
- Kale (18-0107 TCX) – Part 5 of 5
- Hazelnut (14-1315 TCX) – Part 5 of 5
Let’s take a closer look at Lapis Blue and Flame, two of the ten colors chosen by Pantone as their colors for Spring 2017.
Lapis Blue: A Bold But Steady Anchor Color
We all have an instinct to base our lifestyle’s color design in a dependable shade or two. Spring 2017, according to Pantone, is an opportunity for you to try new things and branch out. A great way to bridge that gap and put a bold spin on an “anchor color” is the rich, radiant Lapis Blue.
Unlike Niagara, there is nothing sedate about Lapis Blue. Rather, one can assume it takes its name from the semi-precious Lapis Lazuli – a strong blue stone that signifies truth and enlightenment. It’s rare to find a color that is so rich and yet so dependable in color design. As such, Lapis Blue is a versatile shade we could easily recommend for nearly every room in your home.
The same basic principles apply for wardrobe design. Lapis Blue has the ability to be a staple, “base” color from which to design the rest of your Spring 2017 attire. It also has enough jewel-tone richness to be the statement color against other, more sedate Spring 2017 Pantone selections (such as the neutral Hazelnut).
Flame: A Coral Shade That Demands Attention
The name Pantone assigns to each color in its spectrum is often perfectly appropriate. Flame, a seductive, punchy shade of red-orange, is no exception. Trending closer to orange than pink, Flame’s allure is evident from first glance, and the color is ready-made for a party, night on the town, or beach-themed interior design.
The crisp, bold nature of Flame lends itself perfectly to accents in quality home design. Home owners and designers looking for a “punch” in a sedate room design will find it using flame in throws, pillows, wall art and other decor accessories. Flame also makes a statement in beach homes, homes closer to a tropical or sunny environment, or those looking for a truly theatrical touch.
On the runway or in your wardrobe, Flame is quite the opposite. It demands such attention in fashion that it certainly is NOT a secondary or “accessory” color; rather, Flame will stand out in a crowded room. If you’re looking for an extroverted outfit that demands to be noticed, add Flame into your Spring 2017 wardrobe design – designers like Rag & Bone already have!
Stay with Design Your Lifestyle over the next several weeks, as we continue to feature the ten beautiful hues that make up the Pantone Spring 2017 Color Design Report!