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Pantone Home Forecast: Diversity, Fantasy and Fun in 2005

Furniture Industry News Update - Furniture World Magazine
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Article Summary: According to Pantone, Inc., the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, the world of home furnishings in 2005 will continue to support the notion of "home as haven," while administering doses of whimsy and imagination for balance.


According to Pantone, Inc., the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, the world of home furnishings in 2005 will continue to support the notion of "home as haven," while administering doses of whimsy and imagination for balance. "While home as a retreat and safe harbor still resonates for many, there is also the realization that fantasy and fun are equally important," explained Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "The one-size-fits-all mentality is a dinosaur." Home 2005's retro-fantasy offerings include colors and color combinations from the '40s, '50s and '60s. Increased attention is paid to textures and finishes. Keywords for 2005 range from "capricious," "dazzling" and "exhilarating" to "organic," "sophisticated" and "refined." The eight Rs - Réalité, Refresh, Radiance, Relax, RePlay, Respite, Recurrents and Refinements - constitute the most directional color palettes for the home for 2005: Réalité: This palette of organic shadings expresses the need for elements derived from nature. Textures and finishes often appear hand-woven or delustred, with subtle color undertones that add an imaginative touch to basic neutrals. Shadow PANTONE 17-6206 Sand PANTONE 15-1225 Gobelin Blue PANTONE 18-4011 Medal Bronze PANTONE 17-0942 Sage PANTONE 16-0421 Hawthorn Rose PANTONE 18-1718 Pale Khaki PANTONE 15-1216 Dusky Orchid PANTONE 17-1610 Refresh: Cool morning air, crystal blue skies and verdant meadows. A translucent turquoise lake edged with lacy willows and acacia. Smooth-as-glass reflective surfaces. The tangy bite of a crisp green apple. Icy Morn PANTONE 13-5306 Blue Heaven PANTONE 17-4023 Acacia PANTONE 13-0640 Pacific PANTONE 19-4916 Apple Green PANTONE 15-0543 Deep Ultramarine PANTONE 19-3950 Meadowbrook PANTONE 16-5121 Willow Bough PANTONE 18-0119 Radiance: Literally "to express joy, energy or good health," the radiantly dazzling palette glows with exhilaration and excitement. Mineral Yellow, Apricot Brandy and Burnt Henna provide intriguing backgrounds to striking purples, hot pinks and tropical orchids combined with flashes of electric blue. Lavendula PANTONE 15-3620 Mineral Yellow PANTONE 15-1046 Purple Orchid PANTONE 18-3027 Brilliant Blue PANTONE 18-4247 Striking Purple PANTONE 18-3025 Dazzling Blue PANTONE 18-3949 Apricot Brandy PANTONE 17-1540 Blue Iris PANTONE 18-3943 Burnt Henna PANTONE 19-1540 Relax: Pure pleasure expressed in mellow midtones. Delicious tones like Pink Nectar, Pale Mauve and Banana Crepe are juxtaposed with colors that suggest inviting textural surfaces such as the warm peach of Spanish Villa or cool gray of Castle Wall. Skyway PANTONE 14-4112 Banana Crepe PANTONE 13-0815 Pale Mauve PANTONE 15-1607 Camel PANTONE 17-1224 Castle Wall PANTONE 14-0108 Pink Nectar PANTONE 14-2305 Spanish Villa PANTONE 14-1314 Zinc PANTONE 17-2601 Crystal Gray PANTONE 13-3801 RePlay: Rewinding back to color combinations of the '50s and '60s, this lively palette sparkles with whimsy. With bright Crayola colors, Pucchi pinks and orange, and capricious combos of lavender, lemon and lime, it draws out the child in all of us. Flame PANTONE 17-1462 Jelly Bean PANTONE 17-6030 Ribbon Red PANTONE 19-1663 Begonia Pink PANTONE 15-2215 Camellia Rose PANTONE 17-1930 Blue Turquoise PANTONE 15-5217 Lemon Curry PANTONE 15-0751 Lemon PANTONE 13-0752 Bright Lime Green PANTONE 14-0244 Sweet Lavender PANTONE 16-3931 Respite: With subtle tones of nurturing comfort colors, this palette whispers "time out." It's the soft touch of a cozy quilt, the patina of well-worn wood, a garden filled with scented roses, breakfast in bed. Cashew PANTONE 19-4006 Hay PANTONE 12-0418 Cinnabar PANTONE 18-1540 Tea Rose PANTONE 16-1620 Rattan PANTONE 14-1031 Southern Moss PANTONE 15-0730 Cloud Cream PANTONE 12-0804 Crystal Pink PANTONE 12-1605 Recurrents: A new take on "reel life" drama inspired by the black-and-white films of the '40s and '50s, this classic palette is reminiscent of sophisticated, urbanized film noir. Sepia overtones merge with whites, black, beige, taupes, and muted grays and greens. Styles are curvilinear, sleek, silvery and streamlined. Caviar PANTONE 19-4006 Covert Green PANTONE 18-0617 Bright White PANTONE 11-0601 Chinchilla PANTONE 17-1109 Silver PANTONE 14-5002 Lipstick Red PANTONE 19-1764 Champagne Beige PANTONE 14-1012 Classic Blue PANTONE 19-4052 Chocolate Brown PANTONE 19-0912 Light Gray PANTONE 12-0404 Deep Taupe PANTONE 18-1312 Refinements: This palette expresses a refined elegance with simplified styling - tradition with a twist. Textures and finishes are lush with the look of luxury, yet not contrived or fussy. Color combinations are complex, imaginative and artistic. Chinese Violet PANTONE 18-3418 Green Moss PANTONE 17-0636 Rich Gold PANTONE 16-0836 Deep Mahogany PANTONE 19-1420 Beaujolais PANTONE 18-2027 Grape Wine PANTONE 19-2315 Blue Ashes PANTONE 18-4023 Silver Sage PANTONE 17-0510 Green Milieu PANTONE 16-5806 About Pantone, Inc. Pantone, Inc., developer of the globally accepted PANTONE Color Systems, is he leading source of traditional and electronic products for the selection and accurate communication of color. With 40 years of experience, Pantone is recognized as the worldwide market leader in color communication and color technology for the graphic design, printing, publishing, textile and plastics industries. More information is available at www.pantone.com and www.therightcolor.com .

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