When Pantone announced late last year the colour of the year (for 2016) it couldn't decide between two - so for the first time ever, we have two shades - Rose Quartz and Serenity. We thought we would explore how this pairing could work in our interiors.
Trend forecasts are indicating that we are all seeking an escape from the demands of modern life and are seeking some reassurrance and a sense of nurtured security. "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 soothing sense of order and peace."
Personally we think the jury is still out on these two colours certainly in terms of longevity - although we will be seeing them in both fashion and interiors throughout 2016, we are not sure if we will still be loving them as much in a year or two.....but in the meantime, just how GORGEOUS is that door above!!
Rose Quartz is what we would describe as a bit of a 'grubby' pink - perfect for pairing with the cooler Serenity (which is more of a lilac) and of course the huge range of greys that are everywhere.
However, you need to be bold to use these colours alone - and here we see how successful this can be, with the absolutely stunning use of pink in the bathroom above, and then the chalky blue tones all over the cabinetry below.
The Rose Quartz is the easiest tone to incorporate - it fits in seamlessly with lots of current trends - brass, aged gold, copper, polished concrete, marble and the full range of greys and charcoals.
If you want to dabble in incorporating these into your home, then a safe way is to introduce it is with accessories, soft furnishings, or with just a couple of chairs like the grouping below.
How about a feature wall in a soft blush of Rose Quartz melting into Serenity above - we don't know about you, but this certainly ticks the 'calming influence' box for us! This 'paint effect' is in fact Aurora 'Ray' wallpaper from New York based Calico.
The über-cool Sketch in London's Mayfair, features this on-trend hue in it's Gallery restaurant, showcasing Art from Turner Prize Nominee David Shrigley with interiors designed by Paris-based architect and designer India Mahdavi.
Above all - these colours encourage us to try them out - be bold and have fun - let the magic happen!