Every year designers find new inspiration for fashion collections and home furnishings from both the bold and subdued colors that paint our everyday life. As many are well aware, the Pantone Color Institute serves as the authority on the hottest color palette that will make waves all year long. Decorators and homeowners alike also use these choices for crafting beautiful homes that capture the latest trends and shades.

The Spring 2017 Fashion Color Report included 10 top colors that provided “a renewed sense of imagination” and drew heavily from the feelings that nature evokes. Without further ado, here’s a quick guide to incorporating some of these 2017 color trends with our favorite carpet trends as well as staying informed for future creative ideas:

Feeling Blue

Love the soothing effect of a running stream or relaxing island lagoon? Pantone’s choice for the most prevalent color for spring 2017 is Niagara (PANTONE 17-4123), which like its namesake captures the essence of beautiful bodies of water and connects with our natural desire to ease into our days. Another choice, Island Paradise (PANTONE 14-4620), is an even lighter shade of cool blue that brings tropical settings to mind with clear skies overhead. Use both blue hues to craft your own relaxing getaway indoor with a plush, cozy area rug in the bedroom, bathroom, or entryway, making the stress melt away with each step. Add in coastal- or nautical-themed accents to complete the true getaway feel.  

*Bonus Tip: Pops of Island Paradise in your home décor will also look incredible when paired with dark, rich hardwood or laminate with hardwood characteristics.

Pastel Perfection

Springtime pastels can be the perfect neutrals to tie rooms together, and the spring 2017 palette includes a few surefire design hits. Pale Dogwood (PANTONE 13-1404) adds a soft pink touch that is equal parts innocent and elegant, while earthy Hazelnut (PANTONE 14-1315) lends subtle warmth and natural transition. Both colors look gorgeous as wall-to-wall carpeting for your rooms.

The Right Brights

Summer brings the heat and flair, just like these bold bright selections from the 2017 color report. Flame (PANTONE 17-1462), a red-based orange, is full of life and adds a brilliant spark to your room layout. Both Pink Yarrow (PANTONE 17-2034) and Primrose Yellow (PANTONE 13-0755) give a vibrant, playful feel that begs for fun memories to be made. All are ideal for adding pops of color and pair exceptionally well with dark flooring. An area rug with an active pattern containing any one or a combination of these three will uplift a room with fun energy.  

Whether you love the blues, pastels, brights, or any other Pantone selection, consider using one of the colors for painting an accent wall inside your home. It’s a low-cost way to add a bold splash of your favorite shade. Use the PANTONE® color identification number so that your local paint or hardware store can match the paint to the exact Pantone specifications.  

Looking to stay current and informed when it comes to Pantone color trends and design incorporation? Well, for starters, make sure to follow @pantonecolor on Pinterest for the latest color announcements and resourceful visuals. Also, subscribe to our blog Creative Home, a savvy source for tips, remodel projects, and general “building a beautiful life” assistance. You can have the newest blog posts sent directly to your inbox. House Beautiful and Veranda are two fantastic additional destinations for all the creative ideas your imagination can handle.   

It’s time to get connected and get colorful!