Pantone Spring 2017 Color Trends: Island Paradise, Pale Dogwood [Part 3 of 5]

Pantone Spring 2017 Colors: Island Paradise, Pale Dogwood

If you like your spring design colors a bit more relaxed and airy than the bold Lapis Blue and Flame we featured in Part 2 of our Pantone Spring 2017 Color Trends piece, then Part 3 is for you!

As we’ve stated throughout this Pantone Spring 2017 color design series, the selected colors of Spring 2017 reflect natural beauty, bright optimism, and fresh beginnings. From the fantastic blue anchor color Niagara to the nutty neutral Hazelnut, Pantone’s colors for this spring signal a return to the great (and beautiful) outdoors.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Island Paradise and Pale Dogwood are delicate and arresting.
Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Island Paradise and Pale Dogwood are delicate and arresting.

In Part 3 of our 5-part series on this season’s Pantone color palette, we’ve paired off the two most understated, delicate and light-hearted colors of the spring – Island Paradise (14-4620 TCX) and Pale Dogwood (13-1404 TCX). The combination of fresh aqua and shy, gentle pink is at once charming and soothing.

From the Spring 2017 runway collections at New York Fashion Week to trends in interior design and home decor, these two beautiful hues might not demand your focus – but they certainly deserve your attention.

If this is your first look at our 5-part Pantone Spring 2017 series, here is the full list of Spring 2017 Pantone colors, along with their TCX designations and the order in which we will feature them:

Let’s take a closer look at 2 more shades in the Spring 2017 Pantone color design palette – Island Paradise and Pale Dogwood.

Island Paradise: A Refreshing Aqua Blue

Perhaps the most inherently “spring” of the Pantone Spring 2017 color selections, Island Paradise immediately evokes images of clear, Caribbean water and bright blue skies.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Island Paradise is a cool, refreshing aqua.
Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Island Paradise is a cool, refreshing aqua.

Light blue is generally recognized as a color that promotes daydreaming and pleasant thought. As such, utilize Island Paradise in areas of your home where you want to relax! A perfect, pleasant shade for any beach home, sun room or any “R&R” space, Island Paradise is a fine color selection for a room design meant to induce relaxation.

When it comes to wardrobe and fashion design, Island Paradise has found its way into airy sleeveless tops, cotton shorts, and sheer dresses. If you’re looking for jewel tones and/or accessories to accentuate your Island Paradise wardrobe, try silver, aquamarine, rose gold and lighter shades of leather.

Pale Dogwood: One Of Our Favorite Shades of Pink

Gosh, we love Pale Dogwood. A “relative” of 2016’s Pantone co-color of the year, Rose Quartz, this soft pink is becoming quite the commodity in bridesmaids’ dresses, sofas, and bedroom accessories such as pillows and throws. In other words, Pale Dogwood has become a Pantone shade instantly synonymous with softness and comfort.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: The light, airy Pale Dogwood is an amazing shade of pink.
Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: The light, airy Pale Dogwood is an amazing shade of pink.

The delicate floral nature of Pale Dogwood lends itself brilliantly to accessories in home decor and design. The “baby pink” will naturally be attached to baby’s rooms; don’t be afraid to utilize the shade in modest doses in your kitchen and bath designs as well. We’re also seeing a growing movement on Pinterest of homeowners and home designers using Pale Dogwood as an accent wall color.

Major label designers and clothiers such as Banana Republic and Lacoste adored Pale Dogwood in their Spring 2017 fashion designs and runway exhibits. Pale Dogwood’s inherent airy beauty works well in both men’s and women’s fashion – guys, if you see a Pale Dogwood polo, dress shirt or shorts and are intrigued, go for it! In terms of women’s fashion, Pale Dogwood is a tremendous choice for sundresses, blouses and small accessory pieces for the hair and wrists.

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!

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