Have you heard the news? Pantone has selected two colors for 2016 – Rose Quartz Pantone 13-1520 and Serenity Pantone 15-3919. As quoted by the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, “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.” As stated in the Pantone press release these two colors represent, “a harmonious pairing of inviting shades that embody a mindset of tranquility and inner peace.” Sounds beautiful, doesn’t it?
The color gurus have decided that we need more peace in 2016! Even paint manufacturers Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams have embraced a calmer neutral color choice of Simply White (OC-117) and Alabaster (SW 7008) as their 2016 colors of the year. These colors are no longer considered colors for babies rooms and wedding dresses, now you will see them in all aspects of design from the kitchen to the office.
For inspiration on how you can incorporate these peaceful colors into your home, click here to check out my Pinterest board. On the board, I have a picture that displays complementary options to the Rose Quartz (Pale Pink) and Serenity (Pale Blue). I love the pairing of either of these colors with a dark shade of brown or black. Keep in mind these colors can be added as touches in accessories, pillows, throws, and artwork.
By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and Google+.