Here at Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets, we are guided by you when it comes to colour, offering a ‘bespoke’ colour option so that we can handpaint our solid oak frontals exactly to your design – but we’re always curious to see what shades are setting the fashion world alight. It’s particularly interesting at this time of the year, when we’re on the cusp of a new season; and as the weather begins to take on an autumnal feel, it is perhaps no surprise to see reds, rusts and browns appearing in the season’s interiors.
Furthermore, one could argue that as the nights draw in, colour – particularly in interiors – becomes more important than ever. We need an injection of brightness during the colder months! Trends experts agree; indeed, Leatrice Eiseman, executive of the Pantone Colour Institute, comments: ‘Just as the leaves change in autumn, the consumer will enjoy the ability to change their ‘look’ and try a new approach […] for brisk days ahead. The fall 2013 palette allows for that versatility and experimentation.’
Pantone’s choice colours for Autumn / Winter 2013 are bold array of earthy blues and greens, deep reds, charcoals, and even orange. Koi, a season staple, is a vibrant, decorative orange taking its inspiration from the famously striking koi fish. Samba, another favourite, is a gutsy red.
Our colour of the month, Red Earth, lies somewhere in between the two: a vibrant, autumnal terracotta, this hue is the perfect nod to predicted colour trends and will add real warmth to any kitchen. Opt for Red Earth painted frontals and accent with seasonal golds and dark browns; alternatively, you could introduce a splash of Pantone’s colour of the year, Emerald, for a dazzling twist.