Pittsburgh Paints Color of the Year 2017

PPG Paints has unveiled its 2017 Color of the Year: Violet Verbena (PPG1169-5), a “grayed-off, moody purple with a chameleon-like presence.”

“Violet Verbena is at once as nostalgic as it is modern,” said Dee Schlotter, senior color marketing manager, PPG. “Purple was unanimously selected as the 2017 color of the year by PPG’s global color experts for its distinctive qualities. We are seeing this shade of violet on the runway in fashion, and in textiles for the commercial and residential segments.”

Does this color feel like a blending of Pantone’s 2016 Serenity and Rose Quartz?  Continue reading “Pittsburgh Paints Color of the Year 2017”

Pantone Home and Interiors 2017 Color Trends

Half of 2016 is already over and it’s again when designers start looking to 2017 Color Trends. My first post for the up coming year starts with the biggest influencer of them all, Pantone.

Leatrice (Lee) Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute; unveiled the nine color palettes for 2017 from PantoneView Home + Interiors in her annual seminar at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago.

It takes me weeks to curate my collection of images for each palette. I used pictures of the palettes from Pantone’s display at the International Home + Housewares Show.

Each year Pantone pulls inspiration from current design trends (like metallics and black and white imagery), as well as bright colors from the film industry,most notably from films like Star Wars: The Force Awakes, The Peanuts Movie, and Disney’s Inside Out. Continue reading “Pantone Home and Interiors 2017 Color Trends”

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