As we all know, all facets of design are heavily intertwined and interior trends are heavily dictated by fashion colour trends. Following New York fashion week, those fashion forward colour experts at Pantone have recently released their report on the hues that they predict will be on fire for Spring 2015. At the forefront of these hues are glorious shades of turquoise, including Aquamarine, Scuba blue and Lucite green.
Pantone boasts “An invigorating turquoise, PANTONE16-4725 Scuba Blue conveys a sense of carefree playfulness. Even though a cool shade, the vibrancy of Scuba Blue offers a feeling of escape as it is reminiscent of a tropical ocean. This stirring and energising shade takes us off to an exotic paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy”
Pantone goes on to state that “Generally not thought of as a fashion colour PANTONE 14-5714 Lucite Green is a soothing green shade whose time has really come again. Fresh and clarifying, cool and refreshing, Lucite Green has a minty glow”
How to work with these colours
These shades have also been highlighted by Pantone as working beautifully with other shades inspired by nature such as pastel shades of almond, strawberry and lemon. This palette works superbly within an interior space, and we will most certainly see these palettes play a prominent role in interiors going forward.
We have been seeing shades of turquoise creeping slowly into our interior spaces over the last little while and in light of Pantones prediction, we will most certainly see this colour continue to come to prominence.
From the soft and ephemeral through to the bold and vibrant, all shades of turquoise help add a playful pop of colour to even the most lifeless room. Due to its dynamic nature, this shade can polarise people and potentially be a colour that many people may shy away from, however it really can work well in pretty much any interior space.
If you are hesitant about committing to this colour or any fashionable colour for that matter, its best that you introduce it in small doses rather than go overboard and blanket your walls in an electrifying hue of turquoise! Adding this colour by way of accessories is perhaps a safer approach. Think patterned cushions, sparking glass vases, jubilant contemporary artwork, playful light fittings and even rugs.
Be bold with removable wall paper
Removable wallpaper has been trending for a while now, and if you haven’t already experimented with this novel application, then why not try some gorgeous removable wallpaper in turquoise and gold in a herringbone or Marrakesh pattern? All shades of turquoise work especially well with any metallic, but particularly well with gold and copper. There is something quite magical about the combination of these colours that just seems to work, each playing off each other exquisitely. Gold and copper really seem to bring shades of turquoise to life and offer a more elegant and less playful aesthetic.
A masculine take on this colour
For a masculine take on this colour, it looks best with a mix of black and white. For example a black sofa with a cushions with a bold geometric print that contains a shade of turquoise is a great modern update, while the purchase of a turquoise chair in your study or workplace will add a welcome injection of colour.
A feminine twist
For a feminine twist, similarly to Pantones colour prediction, this colour really looks soft and pretty when combined with pastel shades. The colour combinations of turquoise and pink seem to be a girly match made in heaven, while turquoise mixed with yellow and white seem to herald a colour palette of that found on a tropical island.
So why not embrace this delightfully happy and fashionable colour? Reminiscent of azure waters it will surely be a joyful addition to any room in your home at a time when we are all dreaming about long lazy summer days by the pool.