MUTED PASTELS & SOPHISTICATED NEUTRALS
COLOR PALETTE: Reach out for muted and dramatic tones such as the Technology color combinations from the Boysen Color Trend 2017. This palette includes a silvery gray that can serve as a backdrop for more colorful accents; lemon yellow that can readily perk up a neutral space; dusky pink that goes well with white; and other tints that are less saccharine than their bright counterparts.
If you must have your dose of light color to go with Greenery (Pantone’s Color of the Year), choose from the Minimal collection, also from Boysen, which resonates with the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Spring 2017. The palette incorporates teal, beige, sand, dark brown, and black—all rich neutrals that evoke elegance.
For the STYLE IT pastels, use one or two predominant muted tints and let the others play second fiddle as accents. Add depth by throwing in a contrasting color like white, gray, or black. Meanwhile, sophisticated neutrals can work well in just about any space. Pick teal as the accent, and let the others figure in other big furnishings.
Mid-century Modern: 100 Postcards of Iconic Designs by Thames and Hudson Gift, P899, National Bookstore; other items, stylist’s own