Is Your Home on Trend With the Hottest Colors of the Year?
Apr 15, 2016 08:26AM ● Published by Audrey Sellers
By Tracie Maunders
Traditionally, Pantone selects one color for the upcoming year that it believes will trend in fashion, graphics and décor. However, this year, it has chosen not one, but two colors. Pantone’s Colors of the Year for 2016 are Rose Quartz and Serenity. Joined together, these two colors demonstrate a balance between a cooler, more tranquil blue and the warmer rose tone, creating a soothing sense of order and peace. The pairing of the pastel palette of soft pink Rose Quartz and the pale blue Serenity brings calm and relaxation, which many of us leading busy, stress-filled lives can benefit from.
If you’re a fan of one or both of these colors, there are many ways to infuse them into your home this year, beyond just nursery rooms, where these hues have traditionally been most popular. Whether you opt for matte, glossy or metallic finishes, these two pastel colors blend nicely with all styles and work well with most existing color schemes. Believe it or not, pink has become somewhat of a neutral color in a sense, as it allows for color and warmth, and can be paired with other colors. It also doesn’t compete with them, but allows them to shine.
You can use Serenity and Rose Quartz together or separately in your home designs. Try them in a bathroom, bedroom, kitchen or really anywhere you want to create a sense of relaxation, order and peace. They can be used as accents to a room with accessories and art, or the inspiration behind a room renovation. Consider infusing these colors with items such as lamps, rugs, pillows, throws, artwork, vases, linens, furniture and more.
While you might not always be able to find the exact shade, you can often find one very similar. To give you an idea of how to subtly incorporate these two colors into your home, I’ve gathered a variety of items that can be found in some popular Southlake stores.
Light Source Inc. Evelia Table Lamp in Blue, $229 at Kohl’s
Talise Wool Shag Rug in Pink, $499.95-$995.95 at Pier 1
Blue Ikat Terra Cotta Vase, $119 at Pottery Barn
Ombre Embroidered Heart Pillow in Pink, $24.95 at Pier 1
Striped Blanket, $19.99 at Home Goods
Colonial Mills All Purpose Solid 18” x 12” Indoor Outdoor Utility Basket in Pink, $109.99 at Kohl’s
Ombre Stripe Kitchen Towels, Set of 2 $9.98 at Cost Plus World Market
I’d love to know what you think about Pantone’s chosen colors this year. Love them? Not loving them so much? Let me know what you think in the comment section below.
Tracie Maunders is what many like to call a “Jill of all trades” and is known for her creativity, organizational skills, attention to detail and going the extra mile for her clients. She currently works as a freelance Social Media Manager and Ghostwriter for multiple companies and brands. Her background includes working in hospitality as a personal assistant for over 10 years and owning her own concierge business, in which she worked with executives, business owners and high-profile/high net worth individuals. Tracie’s greatest passion is singing and currently has a song on iTunes under the name Tracie Leigh called “Extra Extra,” which she wrote and had professionally produced. Her favorite time spent is with family and friends dining at some of her favorite places, catching a great movie, going to concerts, shopping, traveling and enjoys a good reality show. Connect with her on LinkedIn.