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How to interpret Pantone’s colour of the year into your home photo

How to interpret Pantone’s colour of the year into your home

Published - 11 Oct 2016
Pantones’ Colours of the Year 2016, Serenity and Rose Quartz, are inviting shades that embody tranquillity and inner peace. In a modern world where stress and anxiety are common experiences, people are craving an environment where they feel secure and at ease. Here’s a basic idea of how to implement this year’s PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity and PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz, into a modern bedroom design.

“With the whole greater than its individual parts, joined together Serenity and Rose Quartz 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,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.
Decorative Accessories
The easiest way to introduce colour into any space is through accessories. From candles and vases to pillows and throws, your options are endless and with these colours being on the lighter side of the spectrum, they will work well when paired with many other tones and textures. Translucent, glazing, matte and metallic shine are key finishes within this colour concept.

Flooring and upholstery
Adapting Serenity and Rose Quartz in a more distinct way without changing anything major, is easily done by adding a rug or an upholstered armchair. Whether it’s a shaggy or jute rug, a velvet or linen armchair, this is also a great opportunity to introduce texture as well as colour. The softness or wool and velvet would work perfectly with the concept of Pantone’s forecast, adding to the warm and soothing nature that these colour are supposed to evoke. Coupling solid and patterned fabrics, as well as texture will enhance the duality and kinship of these hues.

Wardrobes and wall colour
If you’re more of the daring kind and are already looking to update your bedroom, you might want to consider changing the wall colours, creating a feature wall or updating your sliding wardrobe finishes. If this is the case, I would recommend using the Rose Quartz as a wall colour and you can pair this beautifully with the Dijon Walnut melamine face board finish by Egger. If you’ve already got a rather neutral aesthetic in your bedroom but want to inject some real colour, you might want to look at the Colorimo Lacquered Glass wardrobe finish in Deep Blue .

Whether on their own or combined with other shades, Serenity and Rose Quartz bring a feeling of calm and relaxation into the home environment. So why not give it a go!