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Pantone Color Institute Announces 2016 Color Trends for Home Furnishings and Interior Design

March 9, 2015
By PRN NewsWire

CHICAGO, March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — International Home & Housewares Show 2015, PANTONE ColorWatch Display (Hall of Global Innovation, located in the Lakeside Level 3 Lobby) — The Pantone Color Institute((R)), an X-Rite company and the global authority for color forecasting and custom color development, today unveiled PANTONE((R) )VIEW home + interiors 2016 – Innovation and Impact, a trend forecast highlighting color trends for the home and interiors marketplace in 2016. Containing nine key trend palettes, plus individual color and material direction, PANTONE VIEW home + interiors provides home furnishings and interior designers with the color information they need to make those critical color decisions.

“As media continue to move toward more evocative, imaginative and innovative uses of color to woo consumers, unexpected color stories are emerging,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “To capture attention and keep product lines relevant in the consumer’s eye, it’s important to understand the impact that this always-morphing innovation will have on color and design trends for 2016.”

PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2016 contains visual inspiration, suggested color harmonies, individual tear-out palette cards for each of the nine forecasted palettes, swatches of the 77 forecasted colors, and product imagery for use in presentations and storyboards. Highlighting additional insight and direction, a summary page provides a comprehensive color overview and a look at other factors influencing the world of home furnishings and interior environments. To enable digital design, PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2016 also includes PANTONE COLOR MANANGER for direct download of all PANTONE Color Libraries into design software.

The nine palettes for 2016 are: Natural Forms, Dichotomy, Ephemera, Lineage, Soft Focus, Bijoux, Merriment, Footloose and Mixed Bag.

— Unambiguous colors, including shades that are plumbed from natural sources such as warm rosy clay and sheepskin beige, give us Natural Forms. — Dichotomy reinforces the concept that opposites do and can attract as silver metallic, sunny yellow and bright cobalt blue combine with calmer versions of the hues. — Pastel-focused Ephemera blends delicate shades of wan blue, pale peach and tender yellow. — Lineage is a palette where shades of navy, black, tan and regimental green co-mingle with touches of brighter colors. — Soft Focus reveals subtle and/or muted colors, sometimes being described as “smoky” and always versatile. — In the French language, Bijoux means “jewelry” – a fitting title for this palette that gleams with drama and intensity across many jewel tones. — Merriment is full of joyful shades including vibrant greens and yellows contrasted with pinks and oranges. — Capricious color combinations with vacation-destination blues and blue-greens create Footloose – a palette that supports the idea of throwing off the constricting scheduling of everyday life and simply enjoying the freedom of the outdoors. — Mixed Bag is an assortment of eclectic patterns and prints, with exciting and unique colors like pirate black and mandarin red as well as violet and florid orange.

Products in colors from the nine palettes featured in PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2016 will be on display through tomorrow in the PANTONE ColorWatch Display located in the Hall of Global Innovation at the International Home and Housewares Show. Colors from PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2016 will also be highlighted in two presentations at the show given by Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute((R)). The presentations are:

— “Future Color / Design Trends: Innovation and Impact,” which will take place today, March 9 from Noon-1 p.m. CT. — “An Update on Consumer Color Preferences: Have They Changed?,” which will take place tomorrow, March 10, from Noon-1 p.m. CT.

Additional details can be found on the International Home & Housewares Show 2015 schedule here.

Pricing and Availability

Product Name Components Price ———— ———- —– PANTONE VIEW inspiration of the nine forecasted palettes for interiors 2016 – Individual tear-out palette cards for each $350 – One year subscription to — —————————————— PANTONE VIEW All components included in PANTONE VIEW home + inspiration for interiors 2016, plus: interiors 2016 $450 – Cotton swatches of all 77 forecasted colors -DVD with imagery from the nine forecasted palettes – PANTONE COLOR MANAGER Software – One year subscription to — —————————————— PANTONE VIEW All components included in PANTONE VIEW home + home + interiors 2016, plus: interiors 2016 $550 color kit -PANTONE Fashion, Home + Interiors Color Guide – One year subscription to — —————————————— PANTONE VIEW inspiration of the nine forecasted palettes for interiors 2016/ Plastic Standards – Individual tear-out palette cards for each $750 -DVD with imagery from the nine forecasted palettes -Plastic Standard of each of the 77 forecasted colors in a carousel organizer — ——————————————

PANTONE VIEW inspiration for interiors 2016, PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2016, PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2016 color kit and PANTONE VIEW inspiration for interiors 2016/plastic standards are available immediately at

About Pantone and the Pantone Color InstitutePantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, is the global color authority and provider of professional color standards for the design industries. Pantone products have encouraged colorful exploration and expressions of creativity from inspiration to implementation for more than 50 years. Through the Pantone Color Institute, Pantone continues to chart future color direction and study how color influences human thought processes, emotions and physical reactions. Pantone furthers its commitment to providing professionals with a greater understanding of color and to help them utilize color more effectively. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at For the latest news, trends, information and conversations, connect with Pantone on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and the Pantone Blog.

About X-RiteX-Rite, Incorporated, is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite’s expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical. For further information, please visit

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