Color Forecast for Summer 2016

By Sklar Furnishings

Markets, Innovations & Forecast

April 25, 2016

By now you’ve probably heard enough about the color Rose Quartz after Pantone anointed it color of the year (along with Serenity, a soft shade of blue). There is no denying that pink has really stolen the spotlight this year and this is going to continue well into the summer (more on that later in this post). Despite pink’s popularity there are a couple other trending colors that are worth some serious consideration when refreshing your home for summer.

Fiesta Red: We love this color! This fiery shade of red can serve as the perfect pop of color and even a small dash of it adds a lot of vibrancy to a room. If you’re looking for an accent chair consider a piece like Kartell’s Mr. Impossible in the vibrant hue.

White: When it comes to interior design, white never goes out of style. It serves as a perfect base – many elements can change around it, but the shade adapts. In 2016 we are seeing more and more focus being placed on white. On Pinterest it repeatedly occurs as a common theme on people’s interior design boards. White has a very soothing, spa-like quality and as society continues to seek ways to ease the stresses of everyday life, decorating the home to aid in tranquility is a logical step. Infusing white into the home, especially during the summer months adds an extra hit of crispness to the house and helps balance out summer heat. We are big fans of Kartell’s Dr. Yes  chair in white. This piece transitions with ease from indoors to outdoors, is particularly modern looking in white, and absorbs less heat than darker-hued patio furniture. Another great way to utilize white is with Connexion’s Outdoor Collection, which includes a white sectional, ideal for lounging and entertaining.

As we mentioned, this summer we are going to continue to see the proliferation of pink – in all its dusty and blush-y forms. Shades that compliment it like dove grey, sand, soft blues and most importantly white – will all serve as a crisp backdrop to draw the color out.

Here are some tips for adding pops of pink to your home without making it look like a candy-land:

  1. Avoid baby pink and aim for dusty roses. When we talk pink, we’re referring to its more distinguished, dustier shades. They carry less of a child-like vibe and can be very soft and soothing after a long day.
  2. White with pink undertone. One subtle way to incorporate pink into your home is to select a white paint for your walls that has a pink undertone. This will add warmth and a touch of romantic ambiance to a room.
  3. Accessories are your friends. Because dusty rose is so popular right now it means accessories are readily available in this color. A candle or throw are two small items you can pick up to get an idea of whether or not you like the color in your home. Flowers are one of the most inexpensive and disposable ways to test out a color in your home.

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