How to Use Pantone Colors of the Year in Your Home

Color is truly indispensable to interior design. It can showcase your character, create drama and intrigue, and warm the path to a welcoming home. The new year awaits us with two elegant colors at the top of the charts. For the first time ever, Pantone has announced not one, but two colors of the year for 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity. Rose Quartz, a soft blush pink, and Serenity, a pale powder blue, were chosen for their peaceful and soothing vibes, and also as a nod to gender equality and fluidity.

“With the whole greater than its individual parts, joined together Serenity and Rose Quartz 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.” – Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute

The selected shades of the year at first glance don’t seem like colors you’d incorporate into your home. However, Rose Quartz and Serenity work well in many different aspects. Here’s how to use Pantone Colors of the Year in your Potomac, MD home.


These colors work great as part of your home decor. Wall art, pillows, rugs, lamps, throws, etc. in Rose Quartz or Serenity will add a splash of color without overpowering the room. With these subtle and soothing shades, you don’t have to worry about overdoing it.


Work Rose Quartz or Serenity into your home with statement furniture pieces. A blush pink couch or a pale blue table in a neutral room brings a pop of color to an otherwise dull atmosphere.

Interior Paint

Rose Quartz pairs exceptionally well with creams, golds, and pale grays. Try using it as an interior paint color in the living room or bedroom for an elegant and romantic feeling. If you don’t want to commit to four pink walls, use it as an accent wall or pair it with one of these other shades.

Serenity pairs well with bright whites, beiges, and golden yellows. It brings a softness and welcoming feeling to your walls, and works especially well in rooms you want to evoke a calming sensation. Try hiring an interior paint company to bring Serenity to your foyer, bathroom, or bedroom.

If you’re ready to add Pantone Colors of the Year to your Potomac, MD home with paint, contact Blue Sky Painting & Carpentry today! We’d love to help you give new life to your spaces.

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