Friday, December 4, 2015

2016 Pantone Color of the Year: Serenity and Rose Quartz

Like so many people, I get super excited when Pantone announces their color of the year! They really threw me for a loop for 2016....they chose a blend of two colors: Serenity and Rose Quartz!
Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity 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.
For the last several years I've been sharing pics of the chosen color paired with turquoise. This year was a lot harder, but I tried to come home with some examples! These pretty pastel hues definitely pair beautifully with aqua!

So what do you guys think of the color(s) of the year?? Personally I'm just glad we'll soon be saying goodbye to Marsala! ;)

For even more color pairings and to read all about the color of the year, visit Pantone! And for my posts about previous colors of the year, just click below:

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ourthreesons said...

Oh, I really liked Marsala, but I prefer some of the colors from previous years, like 2010, 12 and 13. This year's choice, not so much. It's a bit too sweet for me.

Anonymous said...

Hello Pantone, this is 1987. I'd like my colors back please.

Anonymous said...

1987... snicker... that's exactly what I thought!

sarita said...

is the serenity a periwinkle color? i'm a pastel knda gal so these are great!

Carrie C said...

What a great round up for this theme! Love your take on it. Will be interesting to see where these colors of the year take us in 2016...


Debbie Freitag said...

You did a great job paring these colors with turquoise. I agree with some of the other comments. These colors are a throw back to the late 80's. My entire house was painted that color pink and the furniture was blue. I guess I was a head of my time?! Ha! Doubt it. Maybe one of the colorists at Pantone is expecting a baby and doesn't know what she's having yet. I love your blog because I love how you find so many unique interiors that use turquoise. We'll have to see how these colors play out in the market. Should be interesting!

Nancy Carr said...

I like the combination of pinks and blues and you showed beautifully how they can work together. When I move I want my house to be feminine yet not frilly, and I have saved many of your ideas with the turquoise colors and will add a few pinks as well as other colors for pops of color. Love to see your posts every day and look forward to the turquoise products you show us, also on your companion blog. Blessings

Diane said...

The rose tile in our rental kitchen is already back in style. And family said it'd never happen. Unfortunately, it appears they were wrong.

Anonymous said...

I'm scratching my head about the whole "wellness and peace" thing. I was pretty sure these were the dream bedroom colors of my preteen years. They could have gotten away picking one or the other and sold it as a trend, but the combo... oh, dear. Curious about the content of the discussion that surely happened first.

Doodle T said...

A pairing of colors is interesting...maybe because these colors are at their best when paired together...alone, not so much. I do love Serenity. Rose Quartz?...ah, no. But together, they soar. A lovely post.

Anonymous said...

"Summer's Eve, brings back freshness anytime..."

Karen Savage said...

This just goes to prove that turquoise makes any color look great! Thanks for the post!

Anonymous said... and mauve are making a comeback? No Thanks!!

April said...

I have a suggestion for a new kind of post, taking decorating challenges and finding inspiration photos of how to get around them. I'll give you my own example.

I love my home. It is a custom home that someone else built. I'm going for a French cottage look and have used little bits of turquoise, like on my office french doors. I designed the basement myself and love the result. I used Silver Sage from Restoration Hardware almost everywhere down there. My challenge is in my master bath. I swear they ran out of money and bought whatever tile was on clearance. It is this horrible pinky orangey red tile, like you would see in St. George, Utah, not France. I want to paint the walls a soothing gray like Revere Pewter. I chose a beautiful granite called Blue Flower for my kitchen, and we used the rest in all the bathrooms. We spent a fortune on the basement and some changes and additions on the main floor, landscaping our 1 acre property, and we still need a fence. $5k to rip out perfectly good tile just isn't a priority. I would love to see examples of how to get along with that tile using my color palette from the rest of the house. I have Wythe Blue in my bedroom along with gray, a little pop of red in a throw and a painting, and this quilt

Readers could send you pictures of the problem, and you could find examples of how to make them get along. Sometimes you have to do that, get along with what you've got. The best solution I've come up with is to find a painting of the French countryside that has these colors to tie them together. I've got a blank space above my tub to hang it. Also paint the natural colored oak vanity (yuck) the same barely off white as the trim to reduce the number of colors competing.

This post gave me the idea. You found ways to tie these two horrible colors in and use them with turquoise.

bmayer said...

Ick. I agree with others about their 80's comments. Mauve & Blue...which I never bought in to. Some of the pics you featured are more turquoise and coral which I can get on board with.

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

I do a version of this pairing in my bedroom: the walls are a pale lavender (Behr's Lazy Sunday) and I've accented it with coral. Your selections using Serenity and Rose Quartz with turquoise tones are beautiful! You always curate such wonderful collections!

Cindi Myers said...

So glad to read that I'm not alone.
What's next? wallpaper borders again?
But, I must admit, you did the impossible and actually came up with some nice combinations.
Still, ugh. in general.
Luckily I don't really care what Pantone picks.

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