September 2, 2015 1:54 am
Black - Newly appreciated as a prestige color, black is the pulsating force behind Pantone’s forecast and the perfect canvas on which other colors are revealed.
White - Appearing in cool and warm guises, white is important because of its properties, as opposed to its actual color.
Grays - Essential to the palette, grays stretch across a variety of hues, warm and natural, muted and hard.
Green - Green can go in two directions: the first more yellowish and olive oil-led; the second cooler, sometimes glassy, but also more mineral, cool and Nordic.
Yellow - Reminding us of light and radiance, yellows are important because of their warming presence and their effects on surface and texture.
Orange - Now suffused with spicy hues, shades in the orange family display influences of caramel, cinnamon and saffron.
Purple - Penetrating all levels of design, purples in a variety of berry colors are now a lifestyle as opposed to a fashion shade.
Blue - Becoming more sophisticated, blues move away from the more classic indigo shades to those that are infused with gray or green.
Brown - From nutmeg and tan to the red-infused wine-y browns, the browns continue to be very important across all materials and surfaces.
Red - A safe option for those looking to add bright color, red is a well-received and well-understood pop color that can be combined in new ways.
Pastels - Pastel shades leap from nuanced neutrals to stronger and more assertive colors.
Metallics - Metallics are as pragmatic as they are decorative, combining light or texture to enhance, bring movement and dimension.
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