Pantone Reveals 2015 Palette

In the “New Harmonies: Changing Themes in Color/Design Trends” presentation at the International Home + Housewares Show, this week in Chicago, Lee Eiseman, director of the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training, named nine color palettes that will trend in 2015, as well as colors that continue to show strength in the housewares industry.

 “This is a great time for creativity with color, yet there are many people who still want things from the past, based on these uncertain times. So we increasingly see color combinations of the past and of today. We bring in our history and polish the nostalgic looks,” Eiseman said.

Eiseman continued that red will always have a strong presence in the housewares industry, predicting “newer and fresher voices of red, combined with orange, pink and purple.”

For other major color families, Eiseman said that green will continue in popularity, with such colors as Hunter Green entering the mix. For blue, hues will become more energized, such as classic indigo, Eiseman said.  

Black and white will never go away, she added, and neutrals will have a strong presence in 2015. “Worldwide we see neutrals taking on a strong role.”

Eiseman also unveiled the nine color palettes forecast for 2015. They include Style Settings, purples against the classic mahoganies, off whites, grays and taupes, along with Frosted Almond and Champagne Beige; Abstractions, with colors such as grape and apricot, dahlia red, stonewashed blue, hazel nut brown and vineyard green; Botanical, shadings of green and grape and café au lait, counterbalanced with dusty or smoky tones of blue and orchid; Zensations, blue and blue-greens combined with red, green, silver and gold; Urban Jungle, warm animal skin tones set against deep blue-greens, greenish-yellow, black and white; Tinted Medley, warm tones with peaches and pinks; Past Traces, with such colors as Pastel Parchment, Cameo Green, Faded Denim and Dusty Cedar; Serendipity, eggshell blue, bright chartreuse, yellow gold and hot pink, scarlet and taupe in unexpected combinations; and Spontaneity, comprised of hues such Sunkist Coral, Marigold and Cantaloupe are complemented by Kelly Green and/or Hyacinth, Violet Quartz, Winsome Orchid or Misty Jade.

The Housewares Show concluded on Tuesday, March 18.