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!

Pantone Spring 2017 Color Trends: Lapis Blue, Flame [Part 2 of 5]

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.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Lapis Blue and Flame are bold, beautiful colors.
Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Lapis Blue and Flame are bold, beautiful colors.

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:

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.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: The bold but steady Lapis Blue.
Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: The bold but steady 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.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Flame is a coral that demands attention.
Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Flame is a coral that demands attention.

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!

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Peter Salerno Inc. Summer 2014 Showroom Hours

From all of us at Peter Salerno Inc., we hope that you had a memorable, safe, and meaningful Memorial Day 2014!
If you are interested in visiting the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom or office over the summer months of 2014, here is our official Summer 2014 Showroom and Office schedule of hours:

JUNE:
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