17 December 2015

2016 Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone, the brand known for their authority on color, recently released their highly anticipated 2016 Color of the Year. And, in an unprecedented move, they have chosen a blend of two colors!

Rose Quartz and Serenity provide a soothing, balanced blend of warmth and tranquility. Pantone describes the color combination as “reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.” They go on to say that this unexpected pairing “challenges traditional perceptions of color association.” No longer is pink solely a feminine color and blue solely a masculine color. This just goes to show you that there are no limits on the ways you can use color to express your individuality!

Rose Quartz and Serenity, used together or separately, would be a perfect choice for your next stone or tile project in the bathroom, the kitchen or any other room in your home that you want to radiate comfort and calm. These subtle tones can be used as unexpected neutrals for a fresh, modern look.

Rose Quartz tile[Rose Quartz tile image via Susan Jablon.com]

Serenity tile
[Serenity tile image via Amazon]

On its own, Rose Quartz emits a warm, inviting glow that is a perfect counterpart to white and natural wood accents.

Rose Quartz bathroom
[Rose Quartz tile image via Tumblr]

Serenity offers a cool, crispness that goes well with a wide range of accent colors. Any space you feature it in will immediately feel fresher and airier.

Serenity kitchn tile
[Serenity tile image via Walker Zanger]

Not comfortable committing to a large swath of a new color? Translate the trend into something timeless by using Rose Quartz or Serenity as an accent in your next design project.

Serenity accent
[Serenity tile image via Pinterest]

Rose Quatz accent
[Image via Pinterest]

In whichever way you are inspired to use Pantone’s Colors of the Year, Natural Stone Design Gallery is sure to have the products and expertise to make your design concept come to life!