How to Decorate with Pantone’s Colors of the Year

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For the very first time, Pantone, the go-to for forecasting color trends, announced there are two colors of the year for 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity. With an emphasis on mindfulness, Pantone chose two colors that represent warmth and tranquility as both create a sense of peace.

This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity

Choosing two colors, one of which is traditionally more feminine and one that is more masculine, is also about embracing what is happening in society today. “This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage.”

Color is everywhere and is a very important part of our daily lives. Incorporating Rose Quartz and Serenity into interior design just might help you create a space that encourages mindfulness and peace. Not convinced yet? Here are just a few ways you can bring these two beautiful colors into your home.


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If you want to make a big statement, purchasing a piece of furniture in Rose Quartz or Serenity can brighten up an entire room and will create a colorful focal point. Side tables and dining chairs are two great, low-key ways to sneak in these two colors. Keeping the rest of the decor neutral will really make your new pieces pop.

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But if you don’t want commit to a big furniture purchase, adding fabric accents featuring these two colors is a great way to incorporate them into your home without spending too much time or money doing so. Bedding, throw pillows, blankets, and curtains are all perfect vehicles for Rose Quartz and Serenity. By layering these soft colors with whites, greys, and blacks, you can make a subtle yet trendy color statement.


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And if you are afraid of large design commitment, there is a solution: simple decor. Add everyday objects in these two on-trend colors to your kitchen, living room, bathroom—anywhere, really! These two colors look great sitting on a marble counter or hanging on a whitewashed wall. The subtle hints of Rose Quartz and Serenity will add flare to any space.


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Paint is a suprisingly versitile way to fit these two colors into your home’s color scheme. Accent walls, doors, or painting above wainscotting are all options that don’t require a full-room paint job. You can also play around with different shades of Rose Quartz and Serenity, going for a more saturated version or a paler hue instead. This dusty pink and this vibrant purple-blue are pretty spot on, but if you wanted to go lighter, this pink and this blue are both good options.

How would you add Rose Quartz and Serenity to your space? Would you go take the plunge and buy a pink couch or take baby steps with pastel blue dinnerware?