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In the world of design, Pantone is often looked to as the authority on color trends for the upcoming year. When the Pantone 2015 color of the year was released – Marsala, a lovely shade of moody rust with hints of burgundy and sienna – the tone was officially set for a year filled with warmth and unique pairings in terms of color. In fact, Pantone’s official 2015 guide to color is entitled “new harmonies,” as they look to encourage more creativity and freedom with the use of color.
In Pantone’s own words, “Lifestyle patterns and tastes are consistently evolving and so are the resulting forecasts that are spawning new harmonies in both color and design.” If new harmonies, patterns, and tastes are the goal for color trends in 2015, it’s the perfect time to stretch the idea of color beyond interior applications to exterior ones.
Can an outdoor design be both on-trend and timeless? We believe so.
After all, a plantscape is made up of many interacting elements - plants and flowers, containers and planters, pavers and other materials - which can be replaced gradually over time so that a landscape remains fresh and interesting without needing to be completely overhauled year after year. It helps to start with a design concept that has an element of staying power. Here, we've detailed five trends in outdoor design for 2015 that will breathe bold freshness into a plantscape while remaining relevant in the future.
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