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Friday 13 January 2012

NEW Kantha Cushions and Quilts for Spring 2012

It's finally started to feel like Winter is making way for Spring. This is a great time to start thinking about all those improvements you want to make around the home and bring the place back to life after the darkness of Winter!

To get you started, how about making a few small changes to your home decor? All it takes is a few brightly coloured cushions or a quilt to spruce up a sofa or bed.

We think you'll like our new colours for Spring!

NEW Kantha Cushions for Spring 2012
NEW Vintage Kantha Quilts
They can all be found on our website right now. Enjoy!

Thursday 5 January 2012

Pantone Colour Report Spring 2012

Back in September 2011, the Pantone Color Institute revealed the top ten colours you should be wearing this Spring. Somehow, I missed this news release, so now, in the midst of the cold, miserable (and windy!) start to 2012, we can take some solace in dreaming about warmer and brighter days of colour to come.

The Pantone Colour Report is put together for Spring and Autumn after Fashion Week in New York, and although it’s more in the name of fashion, these colours inevitably get filtered down into home interiors and home d├ęcor.

Pantone Colours for Spring 2012

We think the choices look fab, the brights are a burst of colour for Spring and the gentle hues and pastels are calming and subtle for a more relaxed palette.

What’s your favourite? Personally, I love Tangerine Tango (don’t you just love that name?), the pretty pastel of Sweet Lilac and the vibrancy of Cockatoo.

Here’s our take on the Spring 2012 colour palette. Looks like we’re on trend with our colour range this season!

Raja and Rani's Pantone Spring 2012 Palette

By the way, Tangerine Tango is Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2012. Why was it chosen? Who knows....maybe we’re in for a more vibrant, warm, energetic 2012?

Images from left to right:

Vintage Kantha Silk Shawl
Vintage Kantha Cushion
Detail from Vintage Kantha Quilt
Vintage Kantha Quilt
Vintage Kantha Quilt
Vintage Kantha Silk Shawl
Detail from Vintage Kantha Silk Shawl