How Pinteresting! – Whimsy

Pantone 2012 color block

Everyone is looking for a splash of color and the spirited neon colors from the 1980s are unabashedly back in a big way. This holds true in both the fashion and interior design worlds, as the two smartly go hand in hand.

Appropriately, this year’s color palette for home design complements what has been seen on the runways.

Whimsy - Pantone Colors 2012 Design meets Comfort

Photo Credit: Pink Chapeau

As it does each year after New York Fashion Week, the New Jersey-based Pantone Color Institute surveyed clothing designers to capture a snapshot of the most important color trends.

pantone colors 2012

Looking at the institute’s preview of colors for fall, it is more than apparent the retro vibe reverberates throughout the color reports.

The Charlotte High Leg Recliner by La-Z-Boy Furniture in Fiona Graphite E102954

The Charlotte High Leg Recliner by La-Z-Boy Furniture
Shown in Fiona Graphite E102954
Available at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Arizona

As we showed you in our article on Papaya, this summer’s color and has been officially called Tangerine Tango has been named color of the year, while the trending colors of this fall include Pink Flambe, Ultramarine Green and Bright Chartreuse.


When you add all these colors together, you get a style trend called Whimsy.

Design meets Comfort on Pinterest - Whimsy Board

Our favorite images of Whimsy — from Birthday Cakes to Buttons — can be found on our Design Meets Comfort Pinterest Board.

Are you on Pinterest? Be sure to follow Design Meets Comfort’s boards to see what’s inspiring us this season and to find out how whimsical color fits into the design and comfort of your lifestyle.

Follow Design meets Comfort on Pinterest


Jennifer Chandos

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