Marsala is so 2015. Say hello to Rose Quartz blended with Serenity. Every year the Pantone Color Institute nominates a Color of the Year, forecasting which specific hue designers and consumers will be using, wearing and buying for the following year. For the first time, the blending of two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity are chosen as the Pantone Color of the Year. Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times. Watch for this softer take on color to make a big splash in 2016!
Here’s what Pantone has to say about their two picks:
“As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity 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.
Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.”
Here are a few fabulous ways to make the introduction of this color duo to your Signature home:
– Paint: Appealing in all finishes, matte, metallic and glossy, the engaging combo joins easily with other mid-tones including greens and purples, rich browns and all shades of yellow and pink. Pull together your palette with color hues that tie together your look, use the duo as a solid wall choice or accent wall.
– Accents: Add a touch of color in your bathroom by bringing in a solid shower curtain with this color palette or accents to transform your space.
– Pair It: Pantone explains whether in soft or hard surface material, the pairing of Rose Quartz and Serenity brings calm and relaxation. Whether you want to add a new comforter in the bedroom or couch in the living area, pair it with neutrals to create a beautiful balance in any room.
– Fresh Flowers: Bouquets can be easily created using these colors. Purple blue veronica, light blue delphinium, light pink stock, and pink astilbe feature the colors of this soft shade duo.
For more Pantone stylish inspirations, visit our Signature Homes Pantone Color(s) of 2016 Pinterest Board. Get creative with this color blend that’s sure to find its way into your home and heart this year.