The home + interiors 2012 report by Pantone defines nine directional color palettes for home furnishings and interior design in 2012: Nonchalance, Subtleties, Resilience, Indigo Effects, Transcending Time, Back to the Fuchsia, Reflections, Nouveau Neon and The Comics.
“Some paths lead to exhilarating tones that encourage the prospective buyer to forge ahead into adventures with novel color combinations, while others invite them to stop for a moment, take a deep breath, relax and consider the more classic hues in a different kind of mix. The continuing challenge and goal will be in keeping the consumer visually engaged by blending the playful with the practical. To reach that destination, color is the compass,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
The forecasting book provides color and trend direction, enabling designers to select the right shades and combinations for home furnishings or interior spaces. It contains visual inspiration, suggested color harmonies, individual tear-out palette cards for each of the nine forecasted palettes, swatches of the 73 forecasted colors, and images from the forecast for use in presentations and storyboards.