Spring is the season of new beginnings—there is no better time to redecorate your apartment home and awaken a sleepy space from winter. Pantone’s Spring 2015 Fashion Color Report includes an eclectic mix of colors ranging from a muted aquamarine to a tangy tangerine. When combined correctly, these colors will make your luxury apartment more interesting and exciting. Use these interior decorating ideas to incorporate trendy colors while still maintaining a timeless appeal.
Apply the 60-30-10 Rule
You don’t want to replace wall coverings, floor coverings, large furnishings or other expensive items season after season. Industry experts recommend using the 60-30-10 Rule when decorating any space. Both Glacier Grey and Toasted Almond are considered neutral colors and should be used as the dominant color in your design, totaling about 60 percent.
The secondary color is typically used on smaller furnishings to account for 30 percent of your color scheme. For instance, you could swap out your beige barstools with Tangerine barstools to add some fashion-forward flair to a sophisticated grey kitchen.
For the final 10 percent, use accent pieces to make things pop. Be sure to flow colors throughout your space for a more cohesive look. Toss some new pillows on your sofa that feature a Classic Blue and Tangerine pattern to tie in the barstools and unify the two spaces.
Remember the collection of vases, all painted in the same golden hue, that you scoured the stores for last year? Just because the color is no longer en vogue doesn’t mean that you have to throw them out and start from scratch. Instead, grab a bottle of spray paint and watch them bloom into modern, Marsala masterpieces. Similarly, putting a duvet cover over the comforter in your bedroom or swapping out the storage baskets in your hall tree is an affordable way to incorporate the 2015 color trends.
Each of the colors on Pantone’s report is inspired by nature. Continue to bring the outdoors in by adding natural elements of texture to your design scheme. Place a few artificial pussy willow branches in a tall, metal can for added contrast. Wicker furniture is another way to add an element of visual interest. The natural, woven material is reminiscent of a courtyard garden. Be sure to mix and match elements rather than purchasing sets. For instance, pair a wicker headboard with metal side tables.