Area Rugs to Go With Pantone Winter Color Forecast 2014-2015 – Part 2

This is Part 2 in our series exploring the Pantone 2014-2015 Color Forecast. Part 1, “Uncovering” was soft and romantic. The second palette in the DISCOVERY series is called “Making”.

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Pantone Color Palette “MAKING”

“Making” is a palette that is anchored to the page; very artisan-like with a deep respect for skills and materials.  Making is organized and curated to captivate the eye and invite the audience to enjoy the inventive process of making, building, coloring, collaging, stitching, and styling. Colors are inspired by a rich auburn, caramel and brown glow, with highlights of hot orange, red and turquoise.

The well traveled, homespun look

The well traveled, homespun look

An upscale version of the above by Tucker & Marks Designs

An upscale version of the above by Tucker & Marks Designs

Pantone's own patina'd pumpkin sunset fire

Pantone’s own patina’d pumpkin sunset fire

Soft rustic sunburst design, the lighter side of "Making"

Soft rustic sunburst design, the lighter side of “Making”

Handcrafted, organic, earthy, and homespun are all characteristics of the move back toward simplicity and less chaotic living we are seeing a lot of lately. Tiny houses, downsizing, getting rid of clutter and excess is all the rage with baby boomers, perhaps hearkening to their care-free, unencumbered days in the 1960’s. And the Millennials are on-board with this trend too – crafting, home canning – everything hyper-local and sustainable.

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Palm Springs chevron, zigzag pattern

Palm Springs chevron, zigzag pattern

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Organic patterns and shapes in earthy clay colors & browns

Earth tones are warm, comforting and timeless, making them a popular choice for interior design. They’re derived from the colors surrounding us in nature, starting with the brown earth below and stretching to the blue sky above. Choose three colors from an earth tone color wheel, then add a fourth from outside the spectrum to give some pop to your color scheme. Candace Olsen captures is quite nicely in the room below, don’t you think?

Pura Vida stripes

Pura Vida stripes

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Living room by Candace Olsen with Peshawar Rug

Poeme borderless transitional tribal style

Poeme borderless transitional tribal style

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Traverse with a Mid-Century Modern appeal

Java, tribal patterned collection, the essence of "Making"

Java, tribal patterned collection, the essence of “Making”

Next in the series is “Essence”, very cosmetic in nature.  Its contemporary warm tones are restrained, pasteurized and processed, homogeneous and emulsifying; while, at the same time, compactness is expressed through solid, uncontaminated uniform colors. If you missed Part One, click here .

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2 thoughts on “Area Rugs to Go With Pantone Winter Color Forecast 2014-2015 – Part 2

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  2. I will take those colors! Love the earthy hues and think that is a direction we should be going in. I’d leave out the turquoise, tired of that one, it’s pretty but doesn’t seem to fit into the palette well for me at least. I’m sharing this post. Thanks!

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