The season of color announcements is here! But, wait, Juliette–aren’t color companies always talking about new colors and new seasons? Of course the answer to that is–Yes. But, isn’t there something unique and exciting about what will be coming in the new YEAR? It just feels different, and if you know me at all, you know that the upcoming months are MY FAVORITE when it comes to color announcements! With New York Fashion Week upon us, let’s dive in…
The Pantone 2024 Color Palette
The Pantone Color Institute kicks off the season, showcasing color by announcing the top hues that will be influencing design and culture in the coming year. There’s ten choices in the Color Palette, and there’s a top five in Classics, AKA: The neutrals. Let’s meet the color palette for 2024, which I’ve decided could be re-named “Colors that Represent Vacation.”
You know what I’m talking about…look at them. Try to pair them together. Whether it’s a stay at a resort, or a camping trip in the mountains, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better collection of colors to represent the gear, outfits or decor you’d use, wear or experience. How will they work together in home design? We’ll have to scroll for inspiration. But, just looking around my home, I’m seeing a bit of Orangeade, Desert Flower, Mint–maybe even a little Marlin or Capri depending on the lighting.
We can actually call them the neutrals this year, as no blues or greens made their way into the mix. I’m thrilled to see gray and brown represented, as both colors are such a prominent part of personal choices in home decor. I love that there is a soft play on black–it’s such a force to be reckoned with in design. Over all, this neutral palette feels very comfortable to me–like we can all get along, there’s no right or wrong when it comes to choosing your foundational family of colors. I think that’s a powerful message.
Where Have I Seen These Before?
As you can see, there’s a good mixture of color choices. But, wait…I took a little walk down memory lane, and what I noticed was how incredibly similar a number of this year’s choices are to the 2021 palette. I mean…come on, Pantone. Mint is on both lists. Stop trying to make Mint happen.
Can I just say–I know colors evolve, and come back. But, this list is SO MUCH like 2021. Is this because we all lost our minds during Covid, and we need a do-over? Can we even call it nostalgic when it JUST HAPPENED?
Which One Is My Favorite?
I love this year’s Watercress, an olive-inspired green that reminds me of last year’s classic “Leek Green.” I love this earthy shade so much that I recently painted the small walls surrounding the wine cellar in our basement to match.
It’s the same green I used to paint the other side of the basement–my little accent stencil wall. It’s Conifer Green from Behr.
How About That Vanity?
Even though my vanity is done in Wild Truffle by Behr, I can’t help noticing the similarities with this year’s “Brush” and “Mushroom” neutrals. The colors in the wallpaper are right in line with this year’s classic palette.
Which One Is Your Favorite?
Be on the lookout for upcoming inspiration using this color palette. I’m diving into the rabbit hole of home decor scrolling this morning as I search for pairings and inspiration for my upcoming blogs. Which colors are you loving from this list? Got any of these planned in future projects? Or, how about ones already in your home? I’d love to hear from you!