Pantone 2016 Color(s) of the Year – Rose Quartz and Serenity

PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2016 - Rose Quartz 13-1520 & Serenity 15-3919

As you know, each year Pantone announces it’s Color of the Year, and this year was no different.

Well. Sort of.

They did make the announcement last week, but this year they decided on not one color, but two — namely, Rose Quartz and Serenity.

So, why two?  And why these two?

In their words, “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.”  Hmmm…

Wendover Field of Flowers

I thought it would be fun to shop the Plymouth showroom to see what we might have in the new hues, and it didn’t take me long at all to spot the Wendover Field of Flowers art – a perfect fit!

Not only are the colors very similar to Pantone’s, but the muted floral motif makes a beautiful backdrop for a serene space.

Serene retreat {Rose Quartz and Serenity - Pantone's 2016 Colors of The Year}


Art {in stores} | Lamp {in stores} | Sutton End Table | Bentley Sofa | Moderne Cocktail OttomanBentley Chair | Rug {in stores}

I have to admit, I wasn’t expecting Rose Quartz or Serenity, and definitely not both!   (And I’m not the only one.)

What are your thoughts on the new colors?  Surprised?  Love them, not so much, or still deciding?

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5 Responses to Pantone 2016 Color(s) of the Year – Rose Quartz and Serenity

  1. Carol December 11, 2015 at 9:15 am #

    The colors remind me too much of the SouthWest look, one I’ve always disliked (maybe because people seemed to overdo it). I’m also not a big fan of blue – but, that really depnds on the shade and how much is used. However, I do agree with another’s comment, that a small bit of those two colors could be used in artwork. The pictures used for an example do appeal to me.

  2. Dana December 10, 2015 at 1:38 pm #

    I was surprised as well! While these colors are not what I am typically drawn to, I do love what Pantone has to say about their process in choosing them; especially that such an icon in design has taken a cue from societal influences. In a way, there’s a sense of balance represented, and I can see these two colors working well together. I agree, though, that for me, the best way to bring these colors into my home would be in artwork like this and accents like a cozy throw to curl up in.

  3. Barb December 10, 2015 at 1:13 pm #


  4. Natalie December 10, 2015 at 10:25 am #

    I agree that this pair was a surprise and not something that I expected. The way I see incorporating them that makes sense for me is the artwork. I love the soft water color feel of this art and would use that in my more contemporary organic style home, but wouldn’t be pulling those colors out to enhance them – (I did peach and mint in the late 80’s and I can’t go back there) Yes, I admit it.


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