The PANTONE® Color Institute recently announced their 2016 Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity. (Yes, for the first time ever, two shades were chosen instead of just one! Who doesn’t love a two-for-one special?)
Laurie Pressman, Vice-President of Pantone, describes Rose Quartz as “a warm and embracing gentle rose tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure” and Serenity as “a cool and tranquil blue which comforts with a calming effect.” Together, these shades are meant to evoke feelings of peace, order, and wellness.
From a decor standpoint, we immediately thought of children’s nurseries – and these cotton candy colors would certainly work perfectly for that. However, there are lots more “grown-up” ways to add Rose Quartz and Serenity into your home. These pastels look great paired with darker contrasting shades such as black, dark brown and gray. For an airier feel, go with a taupe or khaki and mix in shades of white or cream. You can even introduce some metallics like silver, gunmetal, or bronze.
Rose Quartz and Serenity also lend themselves well to texture and patterns, so don’t be afraid to mix your pink and blue artwork, tapestries, pillows, vases, storage cubes, throw blankets, and rugs. Whether you’re decking out your entire room in these shades or just peppering in accent pieces, here are some of our decor recommendations:
- Vaughan Bassett Transitions Upholstered Bed with Chocolate Bonded Leather
- Fusion Furniture Burgess Brigadier Settee
- Bassett Presidio Upholstered Bed
- Bassett Lauren Sofa
- Bassett Herringbone Blush Pillow
- Surya Abigail Rug
- Surya Alameda Rug
- Bassett Ferah Slate Blue Pillow
- Bassett Keaton Accent Chair
Let us know if you plan to incorporate Rose Quartz and/or Serenity into your home decor, and make sure to check out our Pinterest for additional design inspiration!