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Using Pantone’s Color of the Year 2016 in Home Design
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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

2014 saw Radiant Orchid. 2015 held the wine-like Marsala in high regards. Now, with 2016 on the horizon, the authority on all things color, Pantone, has announced not one but two colors as Color of the Year. Make way for Rose Quartz and Serenity in home design for 2016.

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Color swatches courtesy of Pantone®.

While not necessarily the best colors to use for cabinets or countertops in home design, Rose Quartz and Serenity can be used as accents in almost any room of a home. Completely redesigning rooms may not be everyone’s New Year’s resolution, so gradually adding swatches of the Color of the Year, or even using home design components that aren’t permanent, are always an option.

From their website, Pantone states they chose the pastel duo because after having bold colors for the past few years, Pantone wanted the Color of the Year to be a softer take on color for 2016. Why pink and blue? Well, Pantone states Rose Quartz and Serenity “demonstrate the inherent balance between a warmer rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue.” By blending these two hues as the Color of the Year 2016, Pantone hopes Rose Quartz and Serenity will promote a sense of wellness and invoke a soothing sense of order and peace. What’s better than having a home that’s not only organized to match each individual, but also having a home that is the utmost relaxing?

If opting for Rose Quartz or Serenity as paint colors doesn’t suit your idea of calming or tranquil, Pantone has listed their entire pairings for both shades of the Color of the Year 2016. Pantone boasts that because of the tranquil and calming feelings surrounding he Color of the Year, it goes well with all finishes, and colors such as browns, grays, and more. See a sample of the color pairings for inspiration in a new home design below.

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Color pairings courtesy of Pantone®.

To see all of the color pairings Pantone suggests fare well with the Color of the Year 2016 — which includes more than just home design — visit their site.

What do you think of these soft hues? Do Rose Quartz and Serenity hit the target or completely miss the color trends (fashion, art, home design, décor) of the new year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.


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