The Pantone Color Institute, the authority when it comes to what colors are trending on a seasonal basis, recently announced the arrival of its 2014 Color Report. The new data comes on the heels of 2013 New York Fashion Week, where the experts at Pantone surveyed the most in-demand designers and scoured the runways at the event's must-see shows to determine what shades will be unavoidable come Spring 2014.
As we've discussed in the past, runway fashion and interior design trends go inextricably hand in hand, as each of these realms of the style world are about putting together looks that are visually appealing and current.
Therefore, you can expect to see a whole lot of "Dazzling Blue" this Spring, as Pantone named this shade Color of the Year, taking over from 2013's Emerald Green.
"This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium. While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations," Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a press release.
Many of the colors that were chosen for this year's report include florals, such as pastel versions of violet and orange blossom that, when paired, have a vibrant, energetic look to them.
One of the easiest ways to incorporate these shades into your interior is by replacing last season's window treatments with new curtains that sport the latest Pantone-approved hues. Designer silk drapes with stripes or plaids are perfect for accomplishing this look, as the material's vibrant sheen captures the luster of floral-inspired tones.