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Home - Posted April 24, 2015 9:20 a.m.
Photo by Shannon Richardson

Color Me Springtime

Every year, the Pantone corporation, which creates inks for printers and manufacturers, declares its colors of the year and issues a “color report.” A natural en plein air (French for “in the open air”) theme permeates spring 2015 trends. The soft, cool blues and greens merge with subtle warm tones for a minimalistic outdoor color scheme. We scoured Amarillo’s boutiques for decorative pieces and accessories that would sprinkle these influential hues into your child’s room.

Photos by Shannon Richardson

Aquamarine: Pantone calls this a “dreamy blue with an airy feel.” It reminds us of still, turquoise waters along a Caribbean beach. Hand-cut book $16.95, The Secret Place

Scuba Blue: Another cool, bright shade reminiscent of the ocean, this dazzling blue adds a splash of escapist color to a child’s room. Scout Hang-10Bin $25, The Secret Place

Strawberry Ice: Not so much a traditional pink as a healthy shade of summer. The name sounds cool but the color pulses with warmth. Wooden piggy bank $38, Et Cetera Child

Tangerine: As summery and cheerful as its name, this tangy orange adds a juicy burst of fun to your color scheme. Metal octagon shelf $42, Urban Giraffe

Lucite Green: Soothing and fresh, the lightness of this minty color calls to mind transparent glass and empty vintage soda bottles.
Custard: Sweet and sunny, the mellow warmth of this yellow offers an ideal color compliment to Classic Blue. It makes us happy. Antiqued lamp with linen shade $159, Chevron vase $90, Panache

Classic Blue: Calm and confident, this strong blue anchors Pantone’s spring/summer palette. It’s a reliable, deep blue – like the noonday sky or the open ocean. Chevron vase $90, Panache

Glacier Gray: Inconspicuous and masculine, this timeless shade of gray enhances the other colors as a constant, natural, relaxing neutral. Penguin figurine $49.99, Urban Giraffe

by Jason Boyett

Jason is a journalist, copywriter, ghostwriter, and the author of more than a dozen books. His most recent is “12 World Religions: The Beliefs, Rituals, and Traditions of Humanity's Most Influential Faiths”, published by Zephyros Press. Learn more at
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