In a surprising move, Pantone has named two colors their “Color of the Year” for 2016: Rose Quartz, a delicate pink, which Pantone describes as “a gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure,” and Serenity, a peaceful blue, which connotes “feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.”
Calm, cool, and collected . . . that’s what we’d call it. The pairing of these two soft and gentle hues brings balance and harmony to design in 2016.
Following the trend of embracing zen-like, pure hues in design this year, the Pantone duo stand for a certain ying-yang equivalent with their partnering, one that brings a certain tranquility and calmness; a gentle reminder to bring peace and harmony into our lives. Even Benjamin Moore has named Simply White as its color of choice for 2016. It's all about crisp, clean, and classic this year.
But how are we to use this power couple of color in our home's decor? Do we use them separately? Together?
Here are a few examples of rooms that embrace their singular pink or blue personalities or have successfully married the blushing pink bride with her handsome, peaceful, and true blue mate.
Thinking you might prefer Benjamin Moore's take on the Color of the Year, Simply White? Here are a few rooms that celebrate the complexity of this soft, wonderful hue.
What do you think? Are Rose Quartz and Serenity for you? Or do you love the beauty of mostly white in a room? We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.