Rose Quartz & Serenity: Pantone’s 2016 Color(s) of the Year

For the first time, two shades ”Rose Quartz and Serenity” have been chosen as Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2016. Rose Quartz is described as a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure, and Serenity, weightless and airy; bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times. Paired together, these colors can bring a calm and appealing look to your home.


The Power of Pink and Blue

Pink, a combination of red and white, is known to represent compassion, nurturing and love. With pink, you get the passion and power of red, as well as the purity, openness, and completeness of white. In a nutshell, the blend exudes a gentle, loving energy.

Blue is a tranquil color that promotes both physical and mental relaxation. It is a color that represents trust, honesty, and loyalty. Out of all the colors, blue is the most universally liked.

About Rose Quartz and Serenity

According to Pantone’s press release:

“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, said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

In regards to what Rose Quartz and Serenity can do for your home’s interior, this is what Pantone has to say:

Whether on their own or combined with other shades, the pairing of Serenity and Rose Quartz bring a feeling of calm and relaxation into the home environment. Like a serene sunset, Rose Quartz encourages reflection on one’s surroundings while Serenity, a transcendent blue, provides a naturally connected sense of space.

An ideal choice for rugs and upholstery, Serenity and Rose Quartz also work well in paint and for decorative accessories. Coupling solid and patterned fabrics, throws, pillows and bedding in these shades provides a comforting respite and feeling of well-being in the home. Incorporating texture enhances the duality and kinship of these hues.

Serenity and Rose Quartz colored kitchen items and tableware, as well as home accessories like candles, decorative bowls, vases, and florals, add subtle color accents while contributing to a welcoming and peaceful space. Translucent, glazing, matte and metallic shine are key finishes.

If you’re seeking an antidote to the stress of modern day life, these two welcoming colors may be just what you need. Pair these two colors with other mid-tones including greens, purples, rich browns, and all shades of yellow and pink. For a complete look at pairing suggestions, visit here. Don’t forget to check Pinterest for creative ways to incorporate these colors into your home and be sure to check our website for complementing fabrics.

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