PANTONE describes its 14-4102 Glacier Gray as “an unobtrusive grey that contrasts and enhances; bouncing off other shades without taking away from them as it slips into the background to allow other colours to take centre stage. Nature’s most perfect neutral, Glacier Gray is a shade that is timeless. Quietly assuring and peacefully relaxing, Glacier Gray, is above all, constant”
Glacier Grey features as one of Pantone’s showcase colours this spring. Grey interiors are hot news in 2015; interior trends are promoting eclectic combinations and this colour works with them all, whether they be an array of pastels, brights, or natural colours. Glacier Gray’s light shade makes it the perfect choice for interiors. Grey can be used on its own as a natural hue making a subtle statement, or form the perfect accompaniment to vibrant colours such as yellow, coral and purple. With our frequent visits to many homes and offices for consultations and product installations, we’ve certainly been seeing a lot of Glacier Gray (or pots of it poised to be painted onto your walls!). This colour trend is enjoying enormous popularity in London homes and offices!
Planning a makeover this spring?
If Grey is your thing, the wonderfully unobtrusive Pantone SS15 shade makes a statement without appearing glum or overbearing. In fact, it really injects a room with its strong, yet understated tones. This is a timeless hue that works so well contrasting and enhancing other shades of colour, allowing them to be the centre of attention. Working a treat in small rooms, the inconspicuous Glacier Gray, mixed with white, really gives the illusion of more space.
Wondering what to pair Glacier Gray with?
We think this Pantone SS15 shade works brilliantly with a dark hardwood floor to add warmth. If flooring changes aren’t an option, just by adding some brightly shaded cushions or other bold room accessories will inject colour tones. The beauty of this colour is its ability to give an overall feeling of light and space. It truly ‘opens up’ the look of a room and gives the whole look a thicker, statement texture. The finishing touches? Freshly decorated rooms are perfected by adding contrasting plantation shutters (we suggest pure white!) which provide stark, crisp contrast to the grey tones. The placement of white next to a natural light source, maintains a balanced and airy decor.
White plantation shutters just seem to work fabulously with a predominantly Glacier Gray colour scheme – every time! And in every room in the house!