For the first time, Pantone didn’t name just one color of the year. They chose two instead! The Pantone Colors for 2016 are Rose Quartz and Serenity. It’s a nice blend of warm and cool, feminine and masculine. Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman at the Pantone Color Institute phrased it so beautifully when she said: “With the whole greater than its individual parts, joined together Serenity and Rose Quartz demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”
Check out some beautiful color pairings here and come back to the blog for some tips you can use to implement these peaceful colors in your space.
Make a Statement with Furniture
You don’t have to just accessorize with these colors, you can really make them a primary part of your home design! Can you imagine a bedframe in Rose Quartz with artwork on the wall behind it that brings in the soft Serenity blue? It paints a very peaceful and calming picture that brings a feminine touch to the room. If a pink upholstered bedframe is too much for you, think on a smaller scale such as a painted dresser, chair frame, or the legs of an office desk. You could also switch it up and have Serenity be your furniture color and Rose Quartz be an accent for wall art and the like. The possibilities are endless and Pantone has done all of the hard work already by giving you several color pairings to choose from.
Paint the Walls and/or Ceiling
Can’t you just feel the sense of calmness rush over you as you walk into your master bedroom that has Serenity blue painted walls or ceiling? It’s such a soft, calming, and relaxing feel. Of course, Serenity color could work well for many rooms in the house, so don’t just limit yourself to the bedroom. You can even paint your fireplace mantel or front door in Rose Quartz, Serenity, or both! I love the thought of a nursery or little girl’s room with Rose Quartz on the walls with floral and gold accents. It makes for such a delicate and graceful palette. If you want to take some of the feminine power out of Rose Quartz, you could pair it with black and white and create a living space with retro flair. Or, tone down the use of Rose Quartz by just painting the window and door trims.
Accessorize with dishes, pillows, books, and more
You can incorporate these colors anywhere. Metallic rose gold accents are a fun choice to give you the Rose Quartz look. Smaller accessories such as throw pillows, books, and picture frames are also a great way to throw in pops of this year’s Pantone colors. If you have dishes in a pink or blue design, you can hang them on your walls. Choosing to use the colors in your design through accessories lets you enjoy the colors but still include the trend for your design. It lets you do so in a way that you aren’t fully committed if you want to redesign later or don’t want so much of the color in your space.
How will you use Rose Quartz or Serenity in your home this year?
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