9 Subtle Ways to Use Pantone's Spring Color Palette in Your Home


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9 Subtle Ways to Use Pantone's Spring Color Palette in Your Home

By emily.bailey

Thursday, April 7, 2016

9 Subtle Ways to Use Pantone's Spring Color Palette in Your Home | Schlage

We chose our favorite shades from Pantone's 2015 spring color palette and put together an inspiring list to help you incorporate these tones in your home.


This spring, popular home decor is all about minimalist accents and palettes inspired by nature. Pantone describes its spring 2015 color palette using the French expression "En Plein Air" - meaning "in the open air". This phrase is often used to describe the act of painting outside and is the perfect representation for this relaxing color palette that is inspiring designers to create an at-home retreat where home owners can unwind from a long, hectic day.


More and more designers are opting for the softer side of the color spectrum with cool choices and subtle warm tones. To incorporate these trends in your personal style, we recommend starting with a neutral base and playing with accessories and small pops of color. We chose our favorite colors and collected a few inspiring ideas to help you bring these tones in to your own home.

1. Scuba Blue

Just as the name suggests, Scuba Blue is reminiscent of tones you would find in the ocean waters. Bring a pop of color to your space with this playful shade. Create variations of colors by pairing with Pantone's Lucite Green.

2. Lucite Green

Give your home a refreshing glow with Lucite Green. This minty shade is both fresh and welcoming.

3. Toasted Almond

Toasted Almond is a neutral shade that will balance out your mostly cool palette. Bring a subtle warmth by incorporating this organic shade.

4. Marsala

Marsala is this year's shining star after being named the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year and it's easy to see why. This daring shade can be used as a pop of color to create a statement of elegance in any room.

5. Glacier Grey

The days of boring beige walls are over and grey is here to stay. Glacier Grey is a timeless shade of grey that will stand the test of time in your home. The options are almost endless when it comes to adding pops of color through accessories. Start with classic greens and deep blue hues to find the right tone for your home.

6. Treetop

According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, "...this soothing green hue causes us to breathe slowly and deeply, helping the heart to relax by slowing the production of stress hormones". Create a relaxing environment by pairing pops of this deep green with glacier grey and classic blue.

7. Sandstone

Much like toasted almond, sandstone provides an earthy way to bring warmth to your space. It pairs perfectly with Marsala and Classic Blue.

8. Lavender Herb

Lavender Herb is one of the more surprising spring palette choices but its eye-catching subtleties are intriguing. It combines well with many other spring colors but we're loving the combination with Toasted Almond for a unique twist.

9. Classic Blue

Classic Blue exudes confidence but also gives off a calming vibe. Choose unique placements for this strong shade to create visual interest in a mostly neutral room.


Which Pantone color is your favorite for spring? Comment below to let us know! For even more inspiring decor ideas that pull from nature, check out our blog post on natural spring decor ideas here.