Tone Up!

Colour forecasting is not just for the runways and high-street apparel rails. It hits home with intensity. The world’s most expansive shade-card for the design industry releases a new selection each season that becomes the in-trend palette all over the globe. Coordinating your wardrobe with your space has never been easier, since we have decoded the Autumn Winter 2016-17 report and put all things Pantone on a platter for you.




An easy mix of navy and indigo, this washed, dusty, deep blue is a beautiful neutral. A standout three-seater sofa is invitingly luxe. Patterned china and agate coasters add subtle specks of colour to the table.

Blue Agate Coasters from Jewelcraftz: Rs 13,100/-

Oliver Cub Sofa from Vilaasita (in Blue): Rs 91,900/-


Indira Dinnerware from Nishita: Rs 36,800/-




True to its name, this breezy shade of blue with a hint of grey paints a picture of the clear winter sky. An easy chair is perfect for some afternoon reading during picnic season. A matching glass table lamp or a sleek vase complements.


Glass Lamp - Blue from Cellardoor: Rs 18,360/-

Behrampore Easy Chair from The Calcutta Restoration Co: Rs 34,000/-

Neli from Moser: Rs 28,000/-




A medium, warm grey is always a winter favourite; everything looks expensive in this tone! A handwoven carpet in a non-traditional design injects craft with urban swank. A dull metal clock or a charcoal artwork dresses up the wall in a grown-up way.


Untitle by Mayank Sharma from Bougainvillea: Price on request

Scope Collection - Grey from LEFF Amsterdam: Rs 8100/-

Constellation Rug from Noelle Kadar: Rs 30,000/-




Not a screaming siren, but a sensual tone with depth and a note of brick, inspired by the Northern lights, as the name suggests. A lacquered cabinet adds a touch of Far-Eastern mystique. An opulent shisha supplements the headiness and an intricately patterned carpet completes the scheme.


Ming Style Chinese Sideboard from Oriental Living: Rs 78,500/-

Elite from Cocoon Fine Rugs: Rs 1,75,000/-

Pondicherry (Red) Shisha from Airdiem: Price on request




When in doubt, choose taupe. This is the seasonal update of the perennially elegant shade. An edgy chair is effective yet restrained in this tone. A wood-framed mirror is perfect for a hallway or bathroom. A fabric lampshade is homely but chic.


Wooden Mirror With Beaten Metal Edges from The Edit: Rs 22,500/-

Corset Chair from AFKD Storey: Rs 25,000/-

Retro Drum Lamp – Copper Round Base from Cellardoor: Rs 16,320/-




A fiery amber-brown warms the hearth in the chilly season; this is orangey earth finished in the terracotta kiln. Glassware casts a rich glow on tabletops. Agate coasters complement polished wood surfaces. A handcrafted bust or a statuette is an artsy addition to your space.


Shiva & Ganga Curio from Mayur Arts: Rs 45,000/-

Noah’s Ark from Moser: Rs 2,56,000/-

Red Agate Coasters from Jewelcraftz: Rs 13,100/-





This season’s mustard has more zing, and is great as a bright accent shade in homes. A striking, upholstered chair is a quirky addition to a seating area. A framed piece of art puts a sunny touch to the wall. Coloured tea-light stands are nice as small pops.


Dot from Studio Wood: Rs 21,100/-

Moon Serigraph by Madan Meena from Bougainvillea: Price on request

Cu Stone Candlestand Large from Anantaya: Rs 3300/-




In between emerald and rainforest lies this beautiful, rich shade. A stylised glass vase or centrepiece glows like a large jewel. A velveteen sofa or chaise is a decadent seating option. Green is the way to go this winter.


Parisian Triangular Sofa from Vilaasita: Rs 57,000/-

Sheraton Sofa from Vilaasita: Rs 87,500/-

Twist from Moser: Rs 2,61,00/-




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