Pantone has just announced their Colors of the Year for 2016 - Rose Quartz & Serenity. A unique pairing of two pastel hues, this is a first for Pantone to choose two colors. Pantone stated that these two colors are the answer for a stress filled life that is yearning for peace and calm. These two colors joined together demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer rose tone and a cooler tranquil blue. Pairing these two colors will bring a vast amount of design and fashion inspiration for the new year.
One of the main reasons Pantone introduced these two colors together is to address the traditional perception of color association in our society. The new generation seemingly has less concerns about being typecast and instead keeps an open mind and approach to using color. Pantone wants their clients to feel more comfortable with using color to express their emotions. Instead of seeing baby nursery colors, Pantone hope people will see an alternative to the always popular beige. It's about time we see these colors as more than a gender identifier.
This color duo isn't a stranger to being paired up together - it's a natural pairing. Pink has become something of a neutral over the years, and we may see baby blue turn in the same direction. Both colors blend seamlessly in everyday life. Pantone reaches out to bring calm to the storm, and reminds us that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
In the interior design community we've seen pastels used frequently in the past. In fact pink has almost become a neutral, and paired with other colors can create a range of moods. Shown above is our Storm Cloud 10x14 carpet on the right, a perfect pairing that brings out a range of blues. Shown on the left is an antique distressed Persian rug that combines both the Pantone colors perfectly! For these two colors it's about using them together to combine their calming effects. Not just for baby's room anymore, you'll be surprised at the sophisticated result from a serene blue silk carpet with dusty pink paint on the walls.
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