At Custom Creations & Interiors serving Marble Falls, many of our clients are concerned about how to choose color—or are nervous about choosing the “right” one. In actuality, when it comes to color, there’s no “right” or “wrong” choice—it’s all about what you like and what works for your style. However, if you need some inspiration, it’s nice to know that color professionals are out there and can predict upcoming trends in color. Read on to learn more about it!
In 1963, Pantone established the first color matching system, referred to as the Pantone Matching system or simply PMS system. It’s the standard by which most companies match color for exacting results. The PMS system uses a standardized Pantone numbering system to identify each color (for example: Pantone Red 199), making it easy for anyone to refer to a specific color.
Pantone Color Institute
Each year, the Pantone Color Institute predicts what will be the trending color for the year. Pantone’s color of the year often sets the stage for trends in fashion, window treatments, wall coverings, and interior design. Selecting the Color of the Year takes approximately nine months. The staff at PANTONE explores a variety of industries to collect what they refer to as “proof points.” They review the latest from the auto industry, designer runways, and interior decorating showcases. Once they identify the trends, they narrow down the choices. The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today,” noted Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.
Past Colors of the Year
For an idea of what you might see in future years, check out what’s been declared “trending” in the past:
- 2014: Radiant Orchid. A striking combination of purple and pink, this saturated hue of is best used as an accent color against neutrals ranging from frosty whites to silvery greys. Radiant orchid is at the opposite end of the color wheel from 2013’s Emerald, a bright green.
- 2015: Marsala. Inspired by the wine of the same name, Marsala offers red-brown richness that emanates sophistication and earthiness. It is an earthy shade with an organic nature. It can also add style to a room by changing the finish from textured to sheen. It is a “go to” color, whether is it the main focal point in the room or a simple accent piece.
- 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity. In 2016, the Color Institute offered up not just one but TWO trending forecasted colors. Rose Quartz and Serenity known for their calm and peaceful aura, were forecasted to replicate how we would want to feel in the following months.
- 2017: Greenery. Reminiscent of the first day of spring, this yellow-green, snow pea color “is the color of hopefulness and of our connection to nature. It speaks to what we call the ‘re’ words: regenerate, refresh, revitalize, renew.”
- 2018: Ultra Violet. Offering originality, Ultra Violet is provocative and visionary. Long a symbol of unconventionality, Ultra Violet has always been considered a mystical or spiritual color.
- Character-Inspired. For the first time ever, in 2015, Pantone color system based a color on a movie franchise: Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me. They used their playful yellow to coin “Minion” Yellow, a color designed to lift our moods and atmosphere.
Tips for Choosing Color
Remember: When you’re looking for colors for your room, select the ones you love. As you can see from the list above, trendy colors come and go—unless you have tons of money to shell out each year, you should go with what you love and not what you feel you need just because it’s the current fad.
Color Choices in the Marble Falls & Highlands Lake TX Area
At Custom Creations & Interiors, we are committed to bringing you superior and personalized customer service. We offer a large selection of custom Hunter Douglas window treatments, including sheers and shadings, honeycomb shades, plantation shutters, horizontal blinds, vertical blinds, Roman shades, roller shades, woven wood shades, and more.
We proudly serve Marble Falls, the Hill Country, the Highland Lakes area, Horseshoe Bay, Kingsland, Johnson City, Fredericksburg, Kyle, TX and surrounding cities.
Please contact us and let us know how we can help you.