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Pantone Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz & Serenity

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Pantone Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz & Serenity


Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue were chosen as this year's coveted Pantone Colors of the Year. Last year I featured an outfit incorporating the most important color of the year, marsala, so this year I wanted to provide some interior design ideas. 

Let go of your stress by utilizing Rose Quartz, which brings the energy rays of determination, commitment and caring while aiding in the effort to reflect and meditate. The color is a healing hue that brings a sense of faith and hope all in the vicinity of your home. Serenity provides us with a naturally connected sense of space with a calming effect, bringing a feeling of respite even in moments of distress. 

Rose Quartz & Serenity Color Ideas for Interiors

  1. Geometric shapes on the wall using these paint colors is a great way for a conversation piece, minimalist interest, and the #colorchic soft POP you're looking for.
  2. Why do you need to stick to just paint on the walls? For another maximum wow factor, why not paint a piece of furniture in one of these tones. In an all neutral room, the impact of an all pink or blue piece of furniture can really stand out and make a statement.
  3. For your styling toppers, find some old books around the house or from a flea market/thrift store and paint them in these tones.  An all monochromatic palette of books on top of a surface can really add interest to a space and even look like something you'd see in a gallery.
  4. Want another simple DIY? Black & White photography is also a huge trend right now in design, especially in #colorchic rooms.Take one of these tones and paint a frame. Then put your favorite B&W image in it for a really #chic contrast of minimalist and modern. Even a print of florals or plant life would look great with these tones!