If you haven’t seen Pantone’s color freesia, you’re missing out on a burst of sunshine! If you’re looking for a way to bring the sense of life and light that summer brings to mind, you should definitely consider using Freesia in your summer décor. Adding even a touch of freesia will bring an energy and warmth to your home like no other color can do.
Freesia may be floral-inspired, but it is no wallflower. Don’t be timid when to comes to using this summery color.
Go Big and Bold
Big, bold color is very popular right now. For a room with a lot of sunshine and personality, Freesia can be used as a wall accent, in window treatments, and large area rugs. This works well in larger spaces. It’s hard to feel blue in a room this bright!
For a more subtle look, vibrant Freesia be paired with Pantone’s Sand, Hemlock or Paloma. These cooler colors work well as the base color palette, allowing you to add personality and warmth in smaller accents. Throw pillows, smaller area rugs, lamps, drapery, and picture frames are great ways to add a touch of sunshine without feeling overwhelmed by color. This is especially suited for smaller rooms or quieter spaces of the home.
Texture, Texture, Texture
As always, don’t forget about texture when designing your space. Add depth by incorporating different patterns and textures (like the metallic table in the picture above). Oversized patterns and geometric patterns go well with this contemporary color, as well as metal accents, natural wood, and other natural accents.
Not ready to go big with this color change? You don’t have to commit to redecorating your whole house to add just a little summer sunshine. Add natural floral accents like a vase of yellow lillies, daffodils, or sunflowers. You could even set out a bowl of lemons as a pop of color, and add a subtle scent of summer to your home in the process!
Of all of the Pantone color trends for 2014, Freesia is the one that most brings to mind sunshine and summer. Just a touch can add warmth and freshness to a room. This is definitely one of our favorite color trends this season!