One of the most important elements in a room is color. It sets a tone, creates a mood and reflects the owner’s personality. Color is most interesting when it’s combined with other colors, and using a palette can be the best way to thoughtfully choose the best combinations that are mindful of the overall effect.
Pantone – the global color experts – have expertly mixed together their 2014 home color collection, with nine palettes that make this process effortless. Today, we’re featuring the College palette. Pantone describes it like this: “Collage is a gathering place for found objects that are well worn and somewhat nostalgic – a charming mélange of artfully constructed designs that demonstrate ingenuity and resourcefulness. There is poignancy in this palette with color and design sounding a familiar chord. Tea Rose and deep reddish Rhubarb, warm Pumpkin Spice and cozy Sheepskin are refreshed with Margarita green, Provincial Blue, plus cascading tones of aqua and teal.”
We think Collage would be the perfect palette for a vibrant living room. Take a look at how these pieces come together:
The Beckett Collection from Thread & Feather brings in several of the colors of the Collage palette. Start with the neutral Beckett Sofa. Its transitional style – with straight lines and deep tufting – is a sophisticated backdrop for the striking teal and coral pattern throw pillows.
Start layering color by incorporating a pair of grey and coral patterned Afton Chairs. Their straight lines mimic that of the sofa. Trimmed in a dark wood and accented with nail head trim, the pair offers a variety of textures and materials. Next, we’ve added the Norfolk Armless Settee. It has the same simple lines featured in our room, and in teal genuine leather, its color picks up on the throw pillows.
While you could easily add a contemporary cocktail table with straight lines, we like the choice of the Salon Cocktail Table. Its decorative shaped apron and legs give an international element of luxury to the room. Flanking the sofa are two Argent Side Tables. The hexagon design is made thoroughly modern through the use of its shiny metal materials.
Next, it’s time to choose your rug. We offer two choices from the Collage palette. First is the Regency Red Rug, with a rich hue highlighted with light brush strokes. In 100% virgin wool, its hand loomed rugs are sure to add comfort and warmth to any setting, and its deep color grouns the room and adds a bit of drama. You could also go with the colorful Green Tarkan Patchwork Rug. This beautiful textile is crafted from 75% wool antique and vintage Turkish over-dyed patchwork rugs. In a mixture of pale and vibrant greens, this choice will brighten the room.
Finally, select lamps for your side tables. Choose the rhubarb-colored Ceramic Table Lamp with its a drip glaze finish on a bronze metal base. Its linen drum-shaped shade is topped with a bronze finial. Or select the shapely silhouette of the green Gourd Lamp. Its modern base and traditional shade work well in our transitional style Collage room.
Like the Collage palette? Tell us in which room you’d incorporate this collection.