An Intimate Gathering of Color

When a relationship matures, there’s a quiet comfort that surrounds it. No need to be showy or bold; a subtle look between two people can speak volumes. The same thing can be said about color. Sometimes, those hues that are the most understated have the greatest impact.


Case in point: Pantone’s Intimacy palette. Considered the global experts on color, the folks at Pantone describe it like this: “Intimacy implies a certain affinity and relationship expressed in tints and tones that are inviting in nature and softly tactile – closely connected, yet subtly different – a happy marriage of adaptable warm, cool and neutral tones. The combinations effortlessly offer an understated color collection. Gardenia white defines a Lotus blossom pink; Rose Cloud, Fawn and Cafe Crème are delicious together, while Languid Lavender, Evening Haze and Opal Gray are effectively approachable.”




One of the palettes from Pantone’s 2014 Home Collection, we think Intimacy is a natural for a master suite. Take a look at this tranquil bedroom we designed from its shades:


intimacy bedroom
The bed is the center stage of any room and the Upholstered Arched Bed from the Potpourri Collection is covered in neutral beige linen with nail head trim for added interest. Available in Queen or King size, the transitional style is a good fit for traditional or contemporary décor. Timeless, the Upholstered Arched Bed is a classic design that you’ll love for years.


intimate bench
At the foot of the bed, use a pair of Potpourri X-Based Stools. The 22″ metal base is softened by the smooth gray upholstery. Or select the larger 48″ Wood X-Base Bench, with button tufting on its fabric for a quilted look. Shown in light gray, it’s available to custom order in four additional upholstery choices.


intimacy nightstand
The subdued colors of the room come alive with the reflective quality of the Hexagon Night Tables. The wavy chrome base picks up the light from a lamp or overhead fixture, and the glass top is sleek as well as practical; put a water glass on top without worry about spills or rings.


intimacy comforter        Intimate comforter 2
Dress the bed with a comforter in cool neutral tones. The Katy Bedding Ensemble has a whimsical paisley pattern in lavender and brown. Reversible, flip it over for a solid gray option. Or choose the luxurious Burgess Queen Bedding Set that plays off the palette’s brown tones. In a traditional damask print, the look is made richer with an abundance of pillows: two shams, two euro shams, and three accents.


intimacy chest
Every bedroom needs storage for clothing, and yours will have a sense of style with the Potpourri Four-Drawer Chest. In a modern yet traditional style, it features a hand-painted scroll design. The base is washed in Daniels Blue Grey that resembles weathered lumber, and the cream frame around its four drawers is accented with metal pulls.


intimacy rug
Finally, put softness underfoot with the Bliss Beige Rug. Hand-woven, the flooring will welcome you into the day with its plush pile and soothing tone.

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