Focusing on the Future: An in-depth look at the leading color and design trends

On Tuesday, May 8 from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director for Color Information and Training and the Executive Director of the Pantone Institute, will talk about Focusing on the Future: An In-Depth Look at the Leading Color and Design Trends in room B312 at Coverings.

Eiseman, a color specialist who has been called “the international color guru,” will use The PANTONEVIEW home + interiors 2019 annual trend forecasting tool as a basis of her talk. This tool is developed specifically for the home furnishings and interiors market by the Pantone Color Institute. Containing visual inspiration, key color direction and suggested harmonies, the theme for its 2019 forecast is FOCUS and showcases 72 colors distilled into eight palettes that you’ll see in interiors a year ahead.

This year, Pantone is highlighting two palettes:

CRAVINGS tempts the eye as well as the taste buds with spicy reds, sweet flamingo orange and rich purples. Seductive allusions to “fetish foods” deepen the irresistible message of the palette. The neutrals of tasty Butterum and Cappuccino serve up a delectable warming presence, while grassy green promises a cooling respite from the heat of the surrounding shades. These exceptional flavors will draw upon memorable sensory experiences to inspire new ones that will be just as pleasing.

CLASSICO hues are fundamental, basic and everlasting, while at the same time, elegant and forever fashionable. This is the palette where a graceful swan white and camel-colors can co-exist effortlessly with deep teal, chic gray flannel, burgundy red and caviar black. Rich gold and apricot brandy provide finishing elements to a color language spoken worldwide, across product categories and throughout all levels of the marketplace.

For more information about the PANTONEVIEW home + interiors 2019 tool, visit http://bit.ly/2HvrrMg.