For the first time in history, Pantone has named the blending of two colour shades as Pantone Colour Of The Year 2016. The stunning ‘colour’ is a blend of Rose Quartz and Serenity.
Rose Quartz (or Pantone 13-1520) is a dusty pinky peachy colour. Serenity (or Pantone 15-3915) is a dusty light blue.
The team at Pantone have said that, 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.’
The idea is that these two welcoming shades are ideal for those who are looking for relief from the stresses of modern life. And isn’t that all of us?
To embrace serenity in your own space, let’s see how these calming blue and rose hues look together, on their own and when paired with other tones. 11 stress-free sanctuaries coming up!
Together At Last
Rose Quartz and Serenity is a fluid colour that mirrors a world shift towards gender equality. Not pink. Not blue. But pink and blue.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at how these colours can be used in a home, embracing the very best of femininity and masculinity.
1. Vintage charm
2. Psychedelic sky
3. Nature undisturbed
4. Sunrise sails
5. Nature’s silhouette
Our homes are already filled with colour, so how do we mix in the Pantone Colour Of The Year using our pre-existing brights and neutrals?
Here are some examples of how to create that safe space, protected from the weight of the world.
6. Enchanted butterflies
7. Bird wonder
8. Lively pastels
9. Cheeky nudes
Don’t tell the people at Pantone, but we have secretly fallen in love with Rose Quartz and, if they were actually forced to choose just one colour, we reckon Rose Quartz would still have been perfect on its own.
To understand where we’re coming from, here are two beautiful interiors where Rose Quartz dominates the room and does very well on its own, thank you very much!
10. Eastern influence
11. Pretty patterns