Trend Forecasting - Synergy: A palette of peaceful and nurturing hues

Synergy: A palette of peaceful and nurturing hues

Laurie Pressman, Vice President, Pantone Color Institute

Pantone Color Institute

April 13, 2020

Color and design trends for home furnishings 2021 bring us into an era marked by technological and social transformation. As change continues to accelerate at a breakneck pace, familiar habits morph before our eyes into new and original ways of seeing, doing, buying and communicating. With our eyes open to tomorrow, we see a future characterized by an inclusive, expansive sense of possibility.

Synergy: A palette of peaceful and nurturing hues Synergy: A palette of peaceful and nurturing hues

Synergy highlighted in PANTONEVIEW home + interiors 2021 – Color: Innovation and Transformation. Photos excerpted with permission from PANTONEVIEW home + interiors 2021 – Color: Innovation and Transformation. Images from left to right: Kyoto from the Wanderlust Collection by Marcel Wanders | LondonArt Wallpaper | Londonart.it, Yuan Collection by Pierre-Edouard Saillard | ibride | ibride.com, Knoll | Smalto Table | Design by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, 2019 | Photography by Frederico Cedrone | knolleurope.com

These feelings of quiet connection and compatibility come through in Synergy, a story of hushed tones and understated undertones featured in PANTONEVIEW home + interiors 2021. Calming and meditative, this peaceful and pleasing palette expressive of color cooperation and collaboration is never jarring or obtrusive, yet there is drama evident in contrasts of light and dark.

A deep green Botanical Garden provides the backdrop to a wistful mauve and greyed lilac, as Captain’s Blue and watery teal Harbor Blue anchor the palette. A gemstone green and hazy aqua lift our spirits while Filmy, a barely-there shimmering silvery pink adds a diaphanous sparkle that subtly catches the eye, encouraging us to explore the edges of our imagination.

The Palette

Crystallized and satin surfaces as seen in our PANTONE Metallic Shimmers palette continue to play a critical role for home furnishings in 2021. Whether serving as a focal point or an accent, metallic finishes infuse dramatic light, glimmering radiance and modern glamour.

Excerpted with permission from PANTONEVIEW home + interiors 2021 – Color: Innovation and Transformation. Now available with either cotton or paper swatches.


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