Taupe and beige can be serene, beautiful and blissfully neutral, but a room with color – lots of it! – will lift your spirits when you come through the door. From blue to purple to coral and yellow, color impacts your mood and your outlook. Combining colors, however, can be scary; you wouldn’t want your home to look like the circus came to town. But you also shouldn’t be afraid to get creative. That’s because the folks at Pantone – the global color experts – have expertly mixed together their 2014 home color collection, with nine palettes from which to choose.
Today, we’re featuring the Fluidity palette. Pantone describes it like this: “Gliding gracefully through watery channels, Fluidity is the palette that understands the inevitable human need for life-sustaining cool water tones rendered largely in dazzling blues and blue-greens. These cooling hues are underscored by shimmering sea grass shades and undersea-creature colors such as Absinthe Green, Violet Tulle, a blazing Samoan Sun, a Dewberry purple and two tones of eye-arresting orange-corals.”
We think these tropical colors would turn your living room into an oasis. Take a look at how we combined the palette to create a room with vavoom:
Start with a neutral sofa that can handle some punchy pillows. The Thread & Feather Beckett Collection, with shelter-style tufting, is the perfect backdrop for the turquoise and coral pillows. Or select Thread & Feather’s Riviera Sofa, which has more traditional lines. In a linen-like fabric, its light color sets off its deep purple velvet and black-and-white houndstooth toss pillows.
Next, add accent seating in a bold color. The Thread & Feather Norfolk Armless Settee – in teal genuine leather – has simple lines and would be a nice complement to either sofa. If you’re not in love with teal, Thread & Feather offers several fabrics, so that you can customize for the look you want.
Colorful accent chairs are also a nice addition. The Thread & Feather Afton Chair features a bold pattern in grey and coral. Its straight lines are trimmed in a dark wood for a sleek, contemporary feel. Or add a splash of purple with Thread & Feather’s Henderson Chair. In rich velvet fabric with a dark wood trim, it’s both sophisticated and stylish.
Finally, add more color from this palette underfoot. Our Tarkan Collection Rug is made from 75% wool antique and vintage Turkish rugs with a patchwork technique. In emerald green, the rug plays with the other colors in the room, giving you the happy feeling of being seaside.