What Color Are Your Throw Pillows this Spring?

Pantone+color+chart+2013Most home sellers have far too much on their minds to worry about what happens at Fashion Week in New York. But maybe they should.

We all know fashion is fickle. As soon as one trend catches on, another has begun to take its place. Fashion has a dizzying pace that’s costly for any wardrobe to keep up with.

When it comes to home decor, trends change rapidly, too. Painting and decorating your home is a lengthy, often costly process you can’t just change every season with every new trend. But, if you’re trying to stage your home for a quick sale, a few fashion forward decorative items may be just the ticket. A few new throw pillows or decorative items in the latest colors may not get you any more money for your home, but they can give your home a fresh look. More importantly, they can send some invaluable positive messages to buyers. Home buyers see the new fashions in stores, commercials and magazines, too. Seeing them in your home could suggest you keep up with (ie. maintain) things and that’s attractive.

For over 20 years, Pantone has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week to bring consumers the new season’s most important color trends.Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE FASHION + HOME Color System is a vital tool for designers in the apparel, home furnishings and interior design industries for selecting and specifying color used in the manufacture of textiles and fashion. Pantone publishes a biannual report forecasting seasonal color trends for multiple usages, including menswear, women’s wear, cosmetics and industrial design. In 2004, PANTONE began publishing its Pantone View Home, a comprehensive forecasting tool for the home furnishings industry. If the color’s in Pantone’s report, countless goods have probably already been produced in that shade and are already in or on their way to a store near you.

So what’s THE color for spring according to Pantone’s just released report for 2013? Green. Pantone reports: The prevalence of green this spring is undeniable. Similar to the many shades in our natural surroundings, this season’s greens offer a stunning foreground or the perfect backdrop for all other hues. Like the first signs of spring, Tender Shoots, a vibrant yellow-green, is invigorating, active and cheerful, while Grayed Jade, a subtle, hushed green with a gray undertone, brings about a mood of quiet reflection and repose. Sophisticated Emerald, a lively, radiant green, inspires insight and clarity while enhancing our sense of well-being. From one extreme to the other, combining all three greens presents an intriguing choice much like Mother Nature intended.

Other top shades this spring are African violet, poppy red, nectarine, lemon zest, dusk blue and Monaco blue. To download the complete report, visit www.Pantone.com.

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