Though the new year has just begun, 2016 has already made history in the interior design world. For the first time ever, Pantone has introduced not one, but two Pantone Colors of the Year. When paired together, delicate Rose Quartz and soothing Blue Serenity create a sense of tranquility and strike a harmonious chord between warm and cool tones.
The color choices also follow the lead of recent societal and cultural movements towards gender equality. By blurring the two hues, Pantone explores a different approach to color usage — one that does not relegate shades to specific genders, but inspires innovative, progressive, and beautiful design.
See how the two hues blend fluidly to create a calm and peaceful environment and get inspired to bring the colors of 2016 into your own space.
Although this small table boasts a mismatched set of chairs, the prominent pair in Rose Quartz and Serenity tones make the whole collection feel purposeful and artfully designed.
These peaceful pastels work well in more than just modern and contemporary spaces. The traditional layout of this dining room is mindfully infused with this year’s colors, which flow elegantly from wall to ceiling.
In a world in which we are constantly on the move and plugged into our devices, it’s important to have a serene space to come home to. This calming palette encourages peace and relaxation after a long day.
Like a serene sunset meeting a tranquil blue sky, warm rose connects with calming blue to create a soothing, yet bold vibe in this contemporary corner.
Weightless and airy, Serenity prevails throughout this space, but the soft blush of Rose Quartz is infused through simple additions, like a bouquet of flowers and an abstract print on the wall.
This pair of soothing shades mix and mingle around a bright and airy space, reminding us to reflect on our surroundings and feel connected to the spaces we live in.