Autumn is one of the most colourful seasons in the calendar. The bright colours of the harvest as well as the rich tones of the changing trees. Russet, amber through to bright yellow are all represented. What’s more days are still filled with bright sunshine even when the temperatures are cooling. The universal masters of colours Pantone have of course got their finger on the pulse with the Autumn Pantone Colour trends.
As seasons change so do trends and predictions of what's hot or not for the next few months ahead. Every Autumn the Pantone Colour Institute evaluates the most prominent colours showcased by fashion designers at New York fashion week to create a trend forecast that can accurately predict what's hot in fashion and design for the coming season. What's more this year for the first time ever there's a Pantone colour trends report from London Fashion week too.
The recent pantone New York AW colour chart perfectly represents the season with rich wine reds, plums and burnt oranges accompanied by muted tones of teal blues and sage greens. Bringing a deeper hue to our decorating makes rooms feel cosier and adds a sense of drama to a room.
Although seemingly less diverse, London’s creative palette is described by Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute as having a “few unpredictable shades for the autumn and winter seasons,” as well as some “unexpected combinations”.
Having discovered what the next seasons cool colours would be the challenge was on to find interiors to match. Here’s what we came up with.
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The colours used in this scheme based on colour blocking mirror the New York fashion week palette perfectly. Based on the artist inspired cushions the bold colours and geometric shapes fill the room.
Get the look: Shop the look: Two tone knit throw, £45; stone knitted throw, £49; grey oversized velvet cushion, £20; Create double duvet set, £49; Rothko block colour cushion, £25; Painterly print cushion, £15; Klee block colour cushion, £25; clear bottle vase, £14; Geo mug, £5, all from the Linea Create Collection at House of Fraser.
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A more eclectic mix of old and new in this elegant scheme where pattern and well crafted wooden furniture mix with the modern colour scheme.
Get the look: Duvet set £57, Throw £100, Frame £20, Small jewellery box £14, Large jewellery box £20, Vase £14 Debenhams Lamp £85, Pendant £150, Bed £1,230, Dressing Table £740 All available at Debenhams.
Both rooms are gorgeously styled with a clever use of colour but which is your favourite? Leave us a comment to let us know.