Top 5 ‘London’ Shades from Pantone Fall 2017 Color Report

Top 5 ‘London’ Shades from Pantone Fall 2017 Color Report

The Pantone Fall 2017 Color Report is split into 2 series: the New York Collection, which we profiled in an earlier column, and the London Collection. With 19 colors (one repeat between the 2 collections) between the New York and London Pantone series, there is a wide variety of options from which to draw design inspiration in the upcoming season.

The reason for the 2 separate collections is the “individuality” noted by Pantone experts in the New York and London Fashion Week color palettes, respectively. As Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, notes on their website:

“[I]ndividuality is evident and we are seeing a distinct difference between the shows in the two cities in the way these same colors are being combined.”

So what sets the London Color Report apart from New York? Pantone notes a distinct blend of “strong classics” and “unpredictable shades” in their Fall 2017 London collection.

Some of the London shades closely mirror those in the New York collection (compare Flame Scarlet and Grenadine, Toast and Butterum, and Primrose Pink and Ballet Slipper), while others step apart entirely. As with the New York series, we enjoy the Pantone Fall 2017 London Color Report for its reliance on some great brown-based neutrals and a handful of strong warm tones.

The London collection sits a bit closer to overall 2017 color trends, including natural greens and a pretty intriguing metallic tone (more on that later). There’s also one strong tone that appears in both the London and New York Pantone collections.

Out of the 10 colors featured in the Pantone Fall 2017 London Color Report, we’ve narrowed the field to our 5 favorite shades. Our selections are based on colors which exhibit versatility and lend themselves well to home design, particularly kitchen and bath design.

Pantone Fall 2017 London Color Report: Our 5 Favorites

1. Navy Peony

How could we not lead with the most popular, sturdy and versatile color of Fall 2017? Navy Peony is an anchor shade in both the New York and London Pantone color reports for the autumn of 2017. Navy Peony has the ability to operate as a featured color and a neutral, offering a great option if you’re tired of browns, whites and off-whites in your design arsenal.

Pantone Navy Peony: Fall 2017 London

2. Otter

We’re really into Otter Brown, a grayish-brown neutral with a ton of possibilities. Otter is a great secondary color design option to offset a bright shade in your design, or an intriguing woodsy option for flooring, counter space, or even an accent wall in a natural-themed room.

Pantone Otter: Fall 2017 London

3. Copper Tan

Copper is one of our favorite feature metallic shades in 2017 design trends, and Copper Tan stood out to us immediately as an intriguing way to present a “metallic tone” in pure color. This warm, brassy reddish-brown is lighter than most tones in its family and can be used to great effect as a featured color – either in accessories or main design elements.

Pantone Copper Tan: Fall 2017 London

4. Royal Lilac

A stately and timeless shade of purple, Royal Lilac is perfect for Fall 2017 designers who want a touch of reliability in their design scheme. From accent walls to tile, decor to furniture, Royal Lilac is a great color that manages to beautifully bridge the gap between eye-popping and relaxing.

Pantone Royal Lilac: Fall 2017 London

5. Lemon Curry

Easily our most audacious choice from the Pantone Fall 2017 London Color Series, Lemon Curry is a take-no-prisoners hue that borrows from the “natural” trend in 2017 color design. Unlike Greenery or Golden Lime, however, Lemon Curry is an unyielding mustard color that draws the eye without being overly garish. Try it as a secondary color in your kitchen design!

Pantone Lemon Curry: Fall 2017 London

4 Great Pantone Fall 2017 Colors for Home Design

4 Great Pantone Fall 2017 Colors for Home Design

It’s no surprise that 3 of our 4 top picks for home design in the Pantone Fall 2017 collection are neutral tones. 

We’ve been touting neutrals as “the new dominant tones” in home design for the better part of 2017, and this fall’s collection is no exception. In recent articles, we’ve surveyed the entire Pantone Fall 2017 color palette (for “New York”), and given you five great color combinations to inspire your autumn designs.

When it comes to home design, we have the luxury of leaning on our parent company Peter Salerno Inc. for advice and direction. Since 2002, Peter Salerno Inc. is the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm. Their blend of “old-world” craftsmanship and innovative state-of-the-art design, as well as their ability to create traditional and transitional award-winning designs, has made Peter Salerno Inc. a must-watch design firm for over 20 years.

As we perused recent kitchen and bath design photos from Peter Salerno Inc. projects, we came across a theme we loved. Like any great designer, Peter Salerno does not mimic trends – rather, he is inspired by them. As such, you won’t see a Peter Salerno Inc. design “coated” with the colors of the season. Instead, the Pantone Fall 2017 collection serves as inspiration for a holistic design approach.

Notes of Neutral Gray, Marina, Butterum and Autumn Maple weave their way through the design photos below, serving as parts of each design but never the whole.

We absolutely adore Neutral Gray for its versatility and its lack of “gray drabness”. It’s an eye-popping neutral tone that works beautifully in appliances, backsplash tile, flooring, wall paint, and decor accessories alike. The same holds true for the brown neutrals Butterum and Autumn Maple.

For a pop of color, we leaned on Marina (Pantone 17-4041), a bright oceanic blue that sits in line with other recent blue Pantone selections like Riverside and Niagara – albeit much warmer than both of those color options.

Enjoy our picks (and accompanying design photos from Peter Salerno Inc.) for the best Pantone Fall 2017 colors for home design!

Best Pantone Fall 2017 Colors for Home Design

1. Neutral Gray

Neutral Gray is an exceptionally versatile neutral in the Pantone Fall 2017 collection.
Neutral Gray is an exceptionally versatile neutral in the Pantone Fall 2017 collection.
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

2. Marina

Marina is a beautiful, bright blue hue that adds a pop of freshness to Fall 2017 design.
Marina is a beautiful, bright blue hue that adds a pop of freshness to Fall 2017 design.
Bright, bold colors accent this Peter Salerno inc. custom kitchen design. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
(Credit Peter Rymwid)

3. Butterum

Butterum is one of the warm brown neutrals that helps pull Pantone's Fall 2017 New York collection together.
Butterum is one of the warm brown neutrals that helps pull Pantone’s Fall 2017 New York collection together.
A look at the latest kitchen design feature in Gallery New Jersey Luxury Homes and Estates.
A look at the latest kitchen design feature in Gallery New Jersey Luxury Homes and Estates.

4. Autumn Maple

Autumn Maple is a warmer, heartier brown neutral with a reddish tint.
Autumn Maple is a warmer, heartier brown neutral with a reddish tint.
Autumn Maple warms up any kitchen design, like this one from Peter Salerno inc.
Autumn Maple warms up any kitchen design, like this one from Peter Salerno inc.

 

Pantone Fall 2017 New York Color Series: VOTE on 5 Great Pairings

Pantone Fall 2017 New York Color Series: 5 Great Pairings

In our previous article, we previewed the “New York” set of colors in the Pantone Fall 2017 series.

Themes of individuality, warmth and classic shades permeate the collection. Bold colors like Grenadine and Marina jump out between bright neutrals Butterum and Autumn Maple, while the gorgeous Navy Peony begs to work with intriguing shades like Ballet Slipper and Golden Lime.

For those who missed it, here is the full list of 10 colors in the Pantone Fall 2017 New York series:

  • PANTONE 17-1558 Grenadine
  • PANTONE 19-1725 Tawny Port
  • PANTONE 13-2808 Ballet Slipper
  • PANTONE 16-1341 Butterum
  • PANTONE 19-4029 Navy Peony
  • PANTONE 17-4402 Neutral Gray
  • PANTONE 19-4524 Shaded Spruce
  • PANTONE 16-0543 Golden Lime
  • PANTONE 17-4041 Marina
  • PANTONE 17-1145 Autumn Maple

It’s a balanced yet unconventional mix of 3 reds, three blues, a green and 3 neutral/gray tones. The balance provided by Neutral Gray and the brown neutrals give design enthusiasts plenty of color combinations to play with, and the rich deeper tones like Tawny Port and Shaded Spruce hearken back to the jewel tones that spiced up Pantone’s Fall 2016 color palette.

But which color combinations did we immediately fall in love with for the fall of 2017? We’ve pored over the possibilities and come up with a list of 5 color tandems that we think will liven up your autumn design.

We played a bit of a game with the color combinations to make it more interesting: we had to use all 10 colors in the Fall 2017 New York palette, and each color could only be used once. So we ended up with 5 unique color combinations that showcased the entire color collection.

Of course, some design choices (especially home design, kitchen and bath design) are much more difficult choices than others – so make sure you consult an award-winning expert before you jump into those decisions!

Here is our list of 5 favorite color combinations from the Pantone Fall 2017 New York Series.

VOTE BELOW on which color combination is your favorite!

Pantone Fall 2017 New York Color Series: 5 Favorite Combinations

1. Butterum and Tawny Port

Pantone Fall 2017 New York color combos: Butterum and Tawny Port.
Pantone Fall 2017 New York color combos: Butterum and Tawny Port.

2. Grenadine and Neutral Gray

Pantone Fall 2017 New York color combos:  Grenadine and Neutral Gray.
Pantone Fall 2017 New York color combos: Grenadine and Neutral Gray.

3. Shaded Spruce and Baby Slipper

Pantone Fall 2017 New York color combos:  Shaded Spruce and Baby Slipper.
Pantone Fall 2017 New York color combos: Shaded Spruce and Baby Slipper.

4. Golden Lime and Navy Peony

Pantone Fall 2017 New York color combos:  Golden Lime and Navy Peony.
Pantone Fall 2017 New York color combos: Golden Lime and Navy Peony.

5. Marina and Autumn Maple

Pantone Fall 2017 New York color combos:  Marina and Autumn Maple.
Pantone Fall 2017 New York color combos: Marina and Autumn Maple.

Autumn in New York: A Pantone Fall 2017 Color Preview

Autumn in New York: A Pantone Fall 2017 Color Preview

Pantone has released two separate Fall 2017 color previews: one for New York and one for London.

Each side of the Atlantic has a color palette for its own cosmopolitan city, and home designers, fashion designers, and artisans in general are loving the flexibility.

Grenadine may be the breakout star of the Pantone Fall 2017 New York color collection.
Grenadine may be the breakout star of the Pantone Fall 2017 New York color collection.

This article focuses on the “New York” palette of the Pantone Fall 2017 color preview. If we had to pick one word to describe the collection, it would be eclectic. Baby pink, bright blue and luscious red pop out of an assemblage of more conventional autumn colors. Gray and a few neutrals/browns make their presence felt, and there’s a particularly fun shade of green in the mix to continue the “Greenery” trend as Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017.

We’ll take a closer look at the assortment of Pantone Fall 2017 colors in the New York palette as the next several weeks pass. For now, let’s take a look at a few overarching trends of the New York color design palette for Fall 2017, courtesy of Pantone.

Navy Peony might be the richest, most versatile dark blue Pantone has selected in years.
Navy Peony might be the richest, most versatile dark blue Pantone has selected in years.

Pantone Fall 2017 Color Trends (New York)

1. These colors aren’t shy.

Fall colors tend to naturally be more muted than spring palettes in years past. While that’s still the case in a battle of Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 in Pantone’s world, this New York color palette isn’t running away from anybody.

Whereas Fall 2016 relied a bit more on jewel tones and darker neutrals, the New York Pantone Fall 2017 color palette is full of stand-alone options. Even the more traditional brown neutrals add a bit of pop – the nutty Butterum (Pantone 16-1341) and reddish Autumn Maple (Pantone 17-1145) are more than capable of holding their own.

Butterum is one of the warm brown neutrals that helps pull Pantone's Fall 2017 New York collection together.
Butterum is one of the warm brown neutrals that helps pull Pantone’s Fall 2017 New York collection together.

2. Navy and gray continue to be autumn mainstays.

Navy Peony is a major favorite of ours in this year’s Fall collection of Pantone colors. This bold shade of navy blue (Pantone 19-4029) is almost bright in appearance (is that possible?). Unlike other, more muted dark blues, Navy Peony dares you to jazz up your fall color design and pair it with cheery colors like Ballet Slipper and Golden Lime (Pantone 16-0543).

Meanwhile, Neutral Gray (Pantone 17-4402) is the gray shade that pulls this unique group together.

3. We love the reds in Fall 2017 (especially Grenadine).

It’s a pretty eclectic color palette for Fall 2017 in New York, but we predict the runaway hit of the season will be Grenadine (Pantone 17-1558). This dynamic red stands out from the crowd, like a chic red outfit in a room filled with black dresses.

Grenadine is paired with 2 other colors on the red spectrum. First there’s the rich Tawny Port (Pantone 19-1725), a deep near-purple wine shade. Nearly the polar opposite of Tawny Port is the baby pink Ballet Slipper (Pantone 13-2808), which at first glimpse almost appears out of place in this collection. Still, this pink is healthy enough to pair well with Navy Peony and the neutrals in this collection.

The 5 Perfect Pantone Colors For Halloween Decor

Decorate Your Halloween With These Pantone Colors!

Halloween is one of the most creative holidays of the year. Costumes, lights, fun food and drink, delicious treats, and themed parties make every October 31st a day (and night) to remember!

Everywhere you turn, Halloween ideas abound. From cocktails to party food, favors to costume design, it seems every blog you read is rich with fresh and fun Halloween tricks and treats (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves!).

But what about color design? Let’s face it – while “Orange Is The New Black” is a smash hit on TV, orange and black aren’t always the easiest colors with which to design. Sure, black is classic, but mixing it with other fall colors (especially orange) can lead to clashes and awkward juxtaposition.

So how do you create a fresh Halloween design without using the “same old same old” orange and black motif? Using Pantone, the world’s leader color design experts, we’ve come up with a list of “bewitching” color schemes and options to bring a lively new look to your Halloween decor this year.

Whether you want a fresh shade of orange, a vibrant darker hue, or a beguiling new tone or two, here’s our list of festive, fun Halloween colors to use for your next Halloween party design.

Our Pantone Picks For Halloween Party Colors

1. Sharkskin (Pantone 17-3914)

Sharkskin - Pantone Fall 2016 color report

Why not start our Halloween 2016 color design list with one of Pantone’s official colors for Fall 2016? Sharkskin adds a sense of luster and sheen to gray, making it far more alluring than the average gray neutral.

Sharkskin is the perfect “base” color for your Halloween design and decor. You get the natural “spooky” appeal of a neutral gray, while adding a touch of playfulness. Try Sharkskin as a paint scheme, in your Halloween accessories (throws, pillows, etc.), or on your table decor!

2. Harvest Pumpkin (Pantone 16-1260)

Harvest Pumpkin Pantone color, Halloween party colors

It’s a spicy shade of orange-brown with the perfect autumn name for your Halloween festivities. Harvest Pumpkin is an inviting fall shade, full of warm and familiarity. If your Halloween party is less “trick” and more “treat”, guests will feel right at home in your Harvest Pumpkin decor.

The added benefit to incorporating Harvest Pumpkin in your Halloween decor is that it transitions seamlessly into the late fall holiday season. It’s a natural for Thanksgiving decor, and pairs well with kitchen and living space designs that focus heavily on neutrals, earth tones and hardwood flooring.

3. Purple Potion (Pantone 19-2430)

Purple Potion Pantone color, Halloween party colors

It’s the perfect purple for the witch or warlock hosting this year’s Halloween festivities (and stirring that spooky punch bowl)! Purple Potion is a stunning shade of purple that instantly evokes thoughts of fall sangrias, red wines, and a little Halloween mischief.

Speaking of which – if red wine sangria is on the menu (or a cocktail featuring Chambord), Purple Potion is a must-have Pantone color in your Halloween design this year. It’s also a great choice for accents to your white design elements (walls, furniture, etc.) as a throw, pillow or wall art piece.

4. Tangerine Tango (Pantone 17-1463)

Tangerine Tango Pantone Color of the Year 2014, Halloween party colors

It’s a reddish orange so alive and bold, it was Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year. Tangerine Tango is the perfect blend of blood orange and festive bright red, sure to leave partygoers struck by its appeal.

If you want your guests to be dazzled by your Halloween party attire, try a little Tangerine Tango in your wardrobe! This sizzling hot color also works great in your Fall 2016 home decor as well, adding a splash of jazzy color to the taupes, grays and neutrals in your living space and home design. Go ahead, give Tangerine Tango a whirl!

5. Poison Green (Pantone 16-6444)

Poison Green Pantone Color, Halloween party colors

If our other options weren’t quite daring enough for you, then go bold this Halloween with Poison Green! An electric green that’s certainly not for the faint of heart, Poison Green is sure to stir up a mysterious, ghoulish vibe at your Halloween bash this year.

Whether it’s the color of your Halloween attire, your “mystery” punch bowl, or a few timely placed decorative pieces, Poison Green is a great color choice for Halloween hosts and ghosts trying to make a real statement with their style.

October Home Design: French-Inspired Kitchen and Bath Photos

October Home Design Flashback: French Kitchen & Bath

It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since our blog first introduced you to a stunning French-inspired kitchen and bath design by Peter Salerno Inc. (the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath designer since 2002). The design trends present in Fall 2016 certainly tell us that everything about this gorgeous kitchen and bath design is still quite relevant – and very much in vogue!

A Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design, with French inspirations.(Credit Peter Rymwid)
A Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design, with French inspirations.(Credit Peter Rymwid)

At first blush, one would assume these design photos were taken in a French home. From the rustic, unpolished stone (evocative of the Vence region) to the exposed kitchen ceiling beams and the exquisite white claw foot tub, the design seems lifted from the French countryside.

In reality, these photos (courtesy of photographer Peter Rymwid) are of a home in Princeton, New Jersey. A 2013 visit to the French countryside certainly inspired master designer Peter Salerno and his team along the way, and notable French design elements fill this masterpiece.

Peter Salerno Inc's 2014 Best Bath award winner. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc’s 2014 Best Bath award winner. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

As noted, the exposed rustic stone embedded around the kitchen door frame is reminiscent of the stone work found in France’s Vence region. The hand-painted custom cabinetry draws from the Picardie region.

The bath design (a 2014 Best Bath Design national award winner) incorporates a dramatic arched center ceiling, Maestro Rosolino custom cabinetry, checkerboard tile and a claw foot tub that is a pastoral design lover’s dream.

Alternate view of our French-inspired 1st place best bath design winner.

Looking at this design in 2016, it’s astonishing to see how many future design trends and color palettes were predicted by Peter Salerno Inc. Fall 2016 has declared alluring neutrals as “new mainstays” in home design. Tones from Pantone’s Fall 2016 color report like Potter’s Clay and Warm Taupe tie directly into this kitchen and bath design.

Warm Taupe (Pantone 16-1318)Potter's Clay (Pantone 18-1340)

Touches of blue add a fresh, bold accent tone to the kitchen design. Chief among these is (of course) a La Cornue range in French blue, seen in the photo below. The handcrafted center island and custom tin range hood are luxurious, personalized options that help make this French-inspired design unique.

Extensive windows bring in beautiful natural light.
Alternate view of French-inspired kitchen design by Peter Salerno Inc. in Princeton, NJ.

What’s your favorite aspect of this French-inspired kitchen and bath design? Is it the handcrafted cabinetry? The seemingly endless amount of ambient light? The rustic feel of design elements like exposed stone and ceiling beams? The opulence of the bath ceiling, chandelier and wall-to-wall vanity?

We’d love to hear from you – tell us what you love about this design in the comments!

Fall 2016’s Top Home Decor Trends From HGTV

Trust HGTV With Your Fall 2016 Home Decor Ideas

Neutral color design, curated home decor pieces, and mixing rich colors on neutral/white vignettes are some of Fall 2016’s hottest home decor trends. According to a great recent article from HGTV (where Peter Salerno Inc. is proud to be a featured designer), Fall 2016’s home decor trends are some of the most diverse, vibrant ideas in recent seasons.

Expanding on the official Pantone color report for Fall 2016, HGTV’s trusted team of design bloggers compiled an expert list of over 30 Fall 2016 home decor trends and ideas guaranteed to fit everyone’s home design and personal style.

You can find the full HGTV home decor article here, with a stunning visual gallery of ideas, tips and tricks to make your home design fresh and fun for fall. We’ve selected a handful of our favorite Fall 2016 home decor recommendations from HGTV’s expert design bloggers, so scroll through and see what inspires you!

Our Favorite Fall 2016 Home Decor Trends from HGTV

1. Neutral color design with bold textures and accents.

We’ve already outlined Warm Taupe as an essential shade in the Fall 2016 Pantone color palette. HGTV’s decor trend takes it a step further, giving you the decor design freedom to make taupe and other neutrals the fundamental element in your room decor.

A gorgeous transitional kitchen design from Peter Salerno's TRANSITIONS™ line. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
A Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen where neutral tones are augmented by rich, varied textures and hues. (Credit: Peter Salerno Inc. Peter Rymwid photography)

According to HGTV, texture and shape can substitute for color variety in a Fall 2016 home decor. In the photo above (a Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photographed by Peter Rymwid), a majority of the kitchen’s design and decor is based on brown and taupe colors. It is the variety of textures, colors, and finishes (the matte tile and walls against the rich brown custom cabinetry, for example) that makes the design truly “pop”.

2. The “Curated Look”: collect and display the things you love.

Another huge Fall 2016 home design trend is “Personalized Luxury“, and HGTV blogger Brian Patrick Flynn brings an added decor element to the table as it pertains to the trend. The “Curated Look” is a sophisticated name for a simple idea – collect and display the things you love.

It’s not about the price tag on pieces of your home decor in the “curated” mindset. Rather, it’s about assembling a group of items (generally with a common theme, color, etc.) that have personal meaning or interest to you. Whether it’s maps of places you’ve visited, antiques and “knick-knacks” from the places you used to live, or anything else your heart holds dear, the curated look is all about making the personal into a home decor statement.

3. Incorporate multiple bright colors in your decor accessories.

Pillows, throws, area rugs, artwork, and design pieces – go nuts with bright color in this Fall 2016 design trend! Since neutrals as base colors are so trendy in current home design, splash up that color scheme with your decor! An idea taken straight off the runways of New York Fashion Week for Fall 2016, “bright-on-neutral” is a page straight out of the Pantone Fall 2016 color trends playbook.

Bright, bold colors accent this Peter Salerno inc. custom kitchen design. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Bright, bold colors accent this Peter Salerno inc. custom kitchen design. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

As you can see in the Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design above, the color doesn’t come in the overall design elements – it’s all in the decor! The blue jewel tones in the chandelier play off the sky blue antique chairs (much like Airy Blue from this season’s Pantone color palette). Fresh flowers provide sprays of green, purple and lavender, while bottles of sparkling water and wine add blushes of red, green and blue.

4. Create high contrast by adding dark walls or large design elements.

This Fall 2016 home decor trend comes with a caveat – don’t suck all the color out of your room! Rather, use choice dark or black walls or large design elements to contrast the bright hues in your design.

Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.
Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.

We recently profiled another Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design that uses this trend to dramatic effect. Smoked glass panes were installed on the refrigerator in the kitchen design above, which created stunning contrast from the ambient light outside as well as the bright blue and white elements in the design (valances, custom cabinetry, island countertop, etc.).

For the rest of HGTV’s amazing list of Fall 2016 home decor ideas and trends, read their full article, “Design Bloggers on Fall’s Top Trends”, here. For more on this article’s featured custom kitchen and bath designer, Peter Salerno Inc., visit their official website.