Pantone has announced ’15-3919 Serenity’ and ’13-1520 Rose Quartz’, as their Colour of the Year selection for 2016; a harmonious pairing of inviting shades that embody a mindset of tranquility and inner peace.
As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to the stress of modern day lives, welcoming colours that psychologically fulfil the yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, Serenity comforts with a calming effect, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times. Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure.
“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,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute.
Serenity and Rose Quartz for Fashion
The combination of Serenity and Rose Quartz was featured on the runways for both men and women and highlighted in the PANTONE Fashion Colour Report Spring 2016 with Emilio Pucci, Leanne Marshall, BCBG and Richard James, among others who incorporated this harmonious colour pairing into their recent collections. Playful yet sophisticated, this colour duo makes a striking statement on its own, though it works equally well as an accent when joined with other shades. With playful escapism as a theme for many, the pairing of shades can be expressed through patterning, plaids, floral prints, striping and colour blocking.
Serenity and Rose Quartz for Interiors
Whether on their own or combined with other shades, the pairing of Serenity and Rose Quartz brings a feeling of calm and relaxation into the home environment. Like a serene sunset, Rose Quartz encourages reflection on one’s surroundings while Serenity, a transcendent blue, provides a naturally connected sense of space. An ideal choice for rugs and upholstery, Serenity and Rose Quartz also work well in paint and for decorative accessories. Coupling solid and patterned fabrics, throws, pillows and bedding in these shades provides a comforting respite and feeling of well-being in the home. Incorporating texture enhances the duality and kinship of these hues. Serenity and Rose Quartz coloured kitchen items and tableware, as well as home accessories like candles, decorative bowls, vases and florals, add subtle colour accents while contributing to a welcoming and peaceful space. Translucent, glazing, matte and metallic shine are key finishes.
Heathfield & Co’s lighting picks for ‘Rose Quartz’
‘Rose Gold’ is one of Heathfield & Co’s key colour tones for 2015 featuring as a colour option for several glass designs including the Mae, Esther and Eugenie and Grappa ranges from the Signature collection, as well as the Tulipe and Celeste Pendant lights, as part of the recently launched Zoffany Collection. Many of these designs share a mid-century influenced aesthetic with beautifully textured and sculpted mould and hand blown forms. The delicate and understated beauty of these Rose Gold pieces provides the perfect reference point to Pantone’s elegant ‘Rose Quartz’.