Pantone’s 2014 Home Color Palettes: Physicality

Choosing and mixing colors can be intimidating – that’s why so many of us stick to basic beige. But you should know that colors bring your home to life. The people at Pantone, the global experts on color, make choosing colors easier with their home color palettes. You simply choose the palette that speaks to you. We’re highlighting their 2014 color combinations, and this month we’d like to introduce you to Physicality.


Here’s how Pantone describes this collection: “As the name implies, Physicality speaks to the colors of power and energy counter-balanced by the presence of the hues that express the necessity for introspection and calm. The stamina of Forged Iron, a Satellite gray, Antique Moss and Gothic Olive are interplayed against the healing shades of an herbal lavender, a grayed grape, a rosy brown and a quieting, ephemeral foggy gray, all presenting a challenging, yet invigorating, game change.”


Pantone Physicality


If the colors of Physicality – Forged Iron, Satellite, Very Grape, Lavender Herb, Gothic Olive, Antique Moss, Rose Brown and Fog – make you swoon, Art Van Furniture has the look. Take a look at this living room we’ve assembled using this sophisticated palette:


physicality sofaStart with the Giselle Sofa from our Style Collection. In deep charcoal fabric, the style is simple and crisp with track arms and welting. The throw pillows feature an accent fabric that introduces taupe, ivory and another shade of grey. The Style Collection offers custom order options, so if you’d prefer a more colorful accent pillow, it can be yours in just a few weeks at no extra cost.


physicality chair

Next, add the Jazz Accent Chair. Its modern silhouette complements the Giselle Sofa and is the perfect shape for its aubergine geometric pattern. Use one or two to form your seating grouping. The deep purple color pops against the dark charcoal sofa and is the antidote to a boring room.


physicality cocktail tableNext, we give this modern grouping a surprising touch by adding the Pinebrook Rectangular Cocktail Table. Its rustic iron legs, metal casters and rivet-edged metal supports work well with its distressed natural pine tabletop and lower shelf. The result is a cool urban loft vibe.


physicality end table

To add another texture to the grouping, we chose the vintage-inspired Marlow Collection End Table. In brass, this fashion-forward piece fits well with our bold décor, and the rings that form the table add a feeling of energy and movement to the room.


physicality lamp

Next, we added some light with our Arc Floor Lamp. It features three oil-rubbed bronze arms, each in a varying shade. It’s mounted on a brown marble base, adding another layer of texture to the room.


physicality rug

Finally, complete the design with this HGTV Grandeur Collection Rug in a silvery grey. The subtle chevron design works well with the geometric pattern of the Jazz Accent Chair. But don’t be frightened by its light color; the rug is treated with a stain resistant for easy removal of liquid spots.

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