10 Fresh Hues from Pantone’s Fashion Color Report Spring 2016

New gender-neutral selections promote calmness and serenity, with a few pops of color for the bold.

Home design trends have a tendency to mimic those in fashion, and this year’s top fashion hues are all about disconnecting from the day-to-day and exploring fresh opportunities. The colors in Pantone’s Fashion Color Report Spring 2016 provide a “quiet stability” that simultaneously inspires reflection and cheerfulness.

The colors in Pantone’s Fashion Color Report Spring 2016 provide a “quiet stability” that simultaneously inspires reflection and cheerfulness.

“Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, in a news release. “With our culture still surrounded by so much uncertainty, we are continuing to yearn for those softer shades that offer a sense of calm and relaxation.”

The company drew hues from the pink, orange, red, blue, green and yellow families, as well as two solid neutrals:

Pink – Rose Quartz

Orange – Peach Echo

Red – Fiesta

Blues – Serenity, Snorkel Blue and Limpet Shell

Green – Green Flash

Yellow – Buttercup

Neutrals – Lilac Gray and Iced Coffee

Six of these top hues were recently released in Pantone’s expansion of its Fashion, Home + Interior Color System: Rose Quartz, Peach Echo, Serenity, Limpet Shell, Lilac Gray and Iced Coffee. Each contributes a component of serenity, warmth, softness or clarity to balance the palette.

The more vibrant hues — Buttercup, Fiesta and Green Flash — provide cheerfulness, excitement and openness to inspire exploration and an escape from monotony and routine.

How do you think these colors will translate to the home? What hue may emerge as the 2016 color of the year? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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