What’s In: Pantone’s Color of the Year

During my recovery from my illness these past weeks, I spent a good bit of time poking around on design blogs and Pinterest…  it was a great way to recharge my creative batteries and scope out what’s trending for 2016.  And it was hard to escape Pantone’s color of the year:  Rose Quartz.

These Are The Colors To Watch For In The Spring '16 Collections #refinery29 http://www.refinery29.com/2015/09/93782/pantone-spring-2016-fashion-color-report#slide-5 Of the top 10 spring '16 colors, the following six are new to the Pantone Color System this year. So let's hear it for the new kids on the block, starting with Rose Quartz (Pantone 13-1520), a pale pink that's sweet without feeling overly frilly. Look out for this hue a...:


Pink!!   I have to say, I actually like this color but I wasn’t sure how it translated to decor.  I most likely would not paint a room with it,  but the more I saw it used as an accent color, the more I got on board.  It can read as very “little girl”, but I found lots of sophisticated ways to incorporate it that spoke to me.

Pastel perfection: 14 rooms show how to use the Pantone colours for 2016 : The Spring space certainly sparked a trend in minimalist and pastel restaurant interiors.:


How to Decorate with Pantone’s Rose Quartz and Serenity | StyleCaster:


How to Decorate with Pantone's Rose Quartz and Serenity | StyleCaster:


pantone color of the year. / sfgirlbybay http://www.sfgirlbybay.com/2015/12/08/pantone-color-of-the-year/:

SF Girl By the Bay

This blush living room is so soothing... agreed?:




Rose QuartzStyle Me Pretty

So I also found some pretty accessories in this soft color…

Ombre Embroidered Heart Pillow - Pink:


Valerie Tovar, Pink Lemonade

One Kings Lane

Fleurs Rug, Pink

One Kings Lane

Paige Earrings in Rose Quartz:

Joss & Main

I threw that last one in because why not a little something for YOU? 🙂

So, what do you think about this color??  I noticed it paired often with gray, which has been BIG in home decor the past few years.  The nice thing about gray is that it’s easy to freshen up with new accent colors now and again… has me pondering a little home office/Mom Cave update this year.  But I’ll have to tackle the organization in there first!

Have a lovely Wednesday, y’all!

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  1. Kelly Palmer says

    Very pretty! I love the pillow and earrings 🙂 Glad you are feeling better!!

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