Pantone 2016 Color of the Year Has Been Unveiled!


The global color authority in fashion and interior design, Pantone, announced (about two weeks ago) their color of the year for 2016. For the first time, they did not choose one, but two shades: Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue.

In a news release, Pantone explained that the combination echoed a growing trend of challenging traditional perceptions about color association. Pantone described the colors as “a harmonious pairing of inviting shades that embody a mindset of tranquility and inner peace.”

So before you say ‘No’ to what most people think ‘baby’ hues, take a look at some inspiring rooms, and if pastels are not your cup of tea, you can stay on soft neutrals with some bold accents.Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 1.54.29 PM

Rose Quartz tones are ideal for dreamy bedrooms

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Chic sophisticated living space in Rose Quartz tones is so inviting

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Serenity Blue hues are not pastel anymore when spiced up with some hot pink tones

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Soft pink can lend itself to romantic and elegant bathrooms


Hints of Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue soften this contemporary living room

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This transitional pink leather sofa gives a new gathering spirit to the breakfast area


Luxury at its best: Pastels do great with all metallics and especially copper tones.

And while Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue are the predominant 2016 Spring colors, there are another eight top shades that will be ruling the home and fashion world for the year 2016. The first four are still soft and calming: Lilac Gray, Iced Coffee, Limpet Shell and Peach Echo

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Yet the other four are bold, vivid and they definitely will jazz up any room: Buttercup, Fiesta, Snorkel Blue and Flash GreenPicMonkey Collage

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So if you are not color-shy and you go for the non-ordinary, jump right on the unexpected bolds that Pantone explains “are only for those that love to push the envelope.”

Come on–Color is FUN!