If you've been searching for a sense of order and peace, then you'll be pleased with the Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year. Make that Colors of the Year. For the first time in Pantone history, the company has chosen two colors to embody the next 12 months: Rose Quartz, a warm pink, and Serenity, a cool blue. The colors are meant to reflect connection and wellness, and coincide neatly with "societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity."
So how do you invite this dynamic duo into design? Find home decor items that blend these colors among complementary mid-tones such as greens, purples, rich browns and all shades of yellow and pink. If you're looking for shimmer, add silver or brights. Try out these practical ways to introduce these color pairings to your rooms.
Revive a gray or brown sofa.
Rose Quartz and Serenity would pop well on either a decorative pillow or throw. Find a pattern and style you love at Kravet Fabrics on Slocum Street.
Find an aptly colored rug.
Such a find in Rose Quartz or Serenity would fit nicely under a glass and gold-accented coffee table. Stop by Holland & Sherry on North Stemmons Freeway for a custom rug to complement your home décor, or The Rug Company on Hi Line Drive for a floor covering that’s entirely handmade.
Procure a piece of artwork.
Look for art that combines a few of the complementary colors such as brown and yellow with the rose and blue. Griffin Trading Company on Howell Street may have just what you’re looking for. Browse its curated collection of home furnishings, lighting, fine art and one-of-a-kind items.
Dress your windows.
One way to spice up a room without painting is to change out the curtains or drapes. Why not try them in this year's colors? Visit Duralee on Slocum Street to shop one of the interior design industry’s most unique fabric brands for the right shade to fit your style. Then, have something custom-made that’s both timely and timeless.
When it comes to colors of the year, stick to accessories and furnishings that you can trade out. Unless either Rose Quartz or Serenity is your favorite color, it's preferable to have a pillow, rug, artwork or window covering made in the color than a couch or bathroom tiles. Use the Pantone Colors of the Year to supplement and enhance your signature design and your home will be trending without the risk of decorator's remorse.