Color Intelligence - Prints Charming

Prints Charming

Laurie Pressman, Vice President

Pantone Color Institute

July 15, 2019

Color and design trends for home furnishings 2020 reveal a fascinating dichotomy as a new era brings in both novel and nostalgic approaches to design. The fascination of tattooing as an art form is featured in Prints Charming, a cheeky and irreverent color story where modern day meets old master featured in PANTONEVIEW home + interiors 2020. Creative and confident, a sensual and fun color palette with pure animal magnetism.

Pantone's Prints Charming

Prints Charming highlighted in PANTONEVIEW home + interiors 2020 - COLOR for a New Era. Photos excerpted with permission from PANTONEVIEW home + interiors 2020 - COLOR for a New Era.
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Pantone's Prints Charming

Reminiscent of historical collages, Prints Charming highlights how the growing interest in tattooing as an art form has grown to the point where patterning in interior textiles can provide inspiration for body art—and vice versa. Showing that inspiration can come from quite unexpected places, the color palette in Prints Charming refers to a sense of history and tradition, while at the same time introduces a playful co-mingling of traditional themes and modern-day usages. Fashionable riffs on tattoo motifs show up equally well in fashion and home product, sometimes in noticeable color and sometimes in minimalist renderings. We see Popcorn Yellow playfully paired with a pair of floral reds while Bright Cobalt and a ruddy Umber are calmed by a cool mossy Green Bay. The second portion of the palette invites the use of a black and white allover statement introducing a contemporary Jet Black and historically significant Antique White.

The Palette

Pantone's Prints Charming

Images provided courtesy of Isabelle Torrelle, Meisterwerke.

Featured in Prints Charming is a tapestry from Isabelle Torrelle’s collection, “Les Femmes de Delft.” With ironic anachronisms and an eye-catching confrontation between highbrow culture and elements of contemporary pop culture, Isabelle Torrelle’s second Meisterwerke collection takes Flemish Tapestry to new heights. In ‘Les Femmes de Delft’, she once again combines weaving and embroidery in striking panels. Besides muffling sounds, they also offer an insightful commentary on our aesthetic history.

For more information on tapestries created by Isabelle Torrelle, please visit

Excerpted with permission from PANTONEVIEW home + interiors 2020 - COLOR for a New Era. To find out more or purchase your copy, click here.

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