2017 COLOUR TRENDS: COLOUR NO. 7 – PINK YARROW
Pink Yarrow is ‘the’ colour from the Pantone 2017 Colour Palette that is neither, shy or retiring.
Pantone states “Tropical and festive, Pink Yarrow is a whimsical, unignorable hue that tempts and tantalizes. Bold, attention getting and tempestuous, the lively Pink Yarrow is a captivating and stimulating colour that lifts spirits and gets the adrenaline going.”
Only for the bold and daring, use this challenging colour ‘sparingly’ otherwise you will run the risk of creating a room more suitable for ‘a barbie doll from the 80’s’.
If a timeless and/or sophisticated statement interior is the objective, I recommend careful consideration to the surrounding colour palette, keeping it very neutral and paired back. This colour will not disappear into the background so only use it on statement architecture or well-designed furniture items or accessories.
Other suggestions; mix with colours from the 2017 Pantone Colour Palette, go monochromatic with Pale Dogwood, mix for a more tropical style with Island Paradise or warm it up with Primrose Yellow.
From a statement point of view this striking interior works extremely well: Ligne Roset contemporary sofa and sofa chairs upholstered in fabric colour ‘Pink Yarrow’ set against a backdrop of decayed grandeur in white.
Completely at the whimsical end of the interior design spectrum, the restaurant/bar ‘Upstairs on the Square’ Cambridge, Boston, and perhaps too overwhelming for some. (No longer open for business).
Image Source: Google Images, ligne roset, laurelandwolf.com
Ref Sources: pantone.com/fashion-color-report-spring-2017,
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