Brightening Up with Pantone

Pantone is the color bible for graphic designers and publication types. However, it is also a dream for designers to work with too. More than 1,000 specific variations are available on the color spectrum, and that can translate into a lot of pop in otherwise drab interior landscapes. But, you don't have to limit it to accent pillows and cashmere throws. Pantone belongs on the walls, and the floors and even the lighting fixtures. This spring, cooler and softer color choices with subtle warm tones follow a minimalistic en plein air theme, taking a cue from nature.

Tangerine  makes for great decorative accents that can be paired with gold fixtures, including lamps and coffee tables. Use Glacier gray for a luxurious couch with an airy and relaxed feel. Try adding a hint of Custard or Lucite Green in carpets or wallpaper and your room will be ready for spring.

Pantone colors are each unique, which makes it simple to replicate the color throughout different parts of a room, and even a house. For continuity that will please even the most Type-A personality in all of us.

That's a rainbow of fun, even if you're not a designer.