Top retail colour trends for 2016

Pantone famously chose a ‘Pantone pair’ of colours for the Pantone colour of the year for the first time this year.

The twin pastel colours, of Rose Quartz pink and Serenity blue have since taken the design world by storm.

This is particularly true in the world of retail interior design.

We’ve spotted this pretty pastel pair in retail interiors all over the world.


Hip Hop clothing store in Cape Town by Haldane Martin is a great example of the pastel retail colour trend in action

However, pastels are not the only colour trend we have our eye on this year.

There are two more retail colour trends that are worth mentioning:

Retail interior colour trend 1#: Bright Energised colours contrasted against white

Blackline Retail Interiors predicts that we will see a lot more retail interiors incorporating bright pops of colour against a minimalist white background pallet.

We love how this contrast adds energy and excitement to the retail shopping experience.

The white and colour pop trend is perfect for clothing retailers, pharmacies and fast-food restaurant interiors.


Example of the white and colour pop retail interior trend

Retail interior colour trend #2: Layers of whites

This minimalist colour trend incorporates whites in varying shades and textures to add depth into sophisticated retail interiors.

This simple look is easy to achieve and won’t go our of fashion and the neutral pallet is very easy to update seasonally. It’s sure to be a classic for years to come and will make a great “investment interior” for a smart retailer to consider.

The white on white trend is ideal for fashion boutiques and upmarket restaurants.


The retail interior we designed for Aziz Bebe clothing store in Johannesburg incorporated the white on white retail colour trend


Do you want to update you retail interior colour scheme? Contact us for a free retail design consultation.