Home Decor Inspiration Using the Pantone Colours of 2016

Earlier this year, Pantone announced "Rose Quartz" and "Serenity" as its top colours of 2016. No idea how to use them in your home? Here are some fabulous ideas

April 26, 2016

Here are two very different interpretations of how to mix the use of Rose Quartz and Serenity in your home decor
Source: Plain with a Pop, Uncommon Events
Almost a periwinkle blue, Serenity makes for a great backdrop colour to show off your prized photographs or artwork
Source: Robin Degroot
This fantastic living room incorporates Serenity without much change to its original decor, simply using the appropriate sofa colour with a throw blanket and vase to tie it all together
Source: Architectural Digest
Rose Quartz could be a gorgeous colour choice for walls or bathroom tiling
Source: Nous Decor, Group Inc.
Here is another example of Serenity blue being used to set a calming mood in a living room, this time with a pop of teal as an accent colour
Source: Living Spaces
Try incorporating rose gold metallic accessories for an extra pop against the Pantone colours
Source: Sarah Richardson Design, Plain with a Pop
Sleep in style with a bit of Serenity or Rose Quartz added to your bedroom
Source: Apartment Number 4, Brit
Everyone who passes by your home will know how on trend you are with your Pantone-approved door
Source: Apartment Number 4, Pompeli
The Pantone colours of 2016, which Pantone says demonstrate "an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue"

For the first time ever, Pantone dubbed two "Colours of the Year" instead of just one. They are Pantone 13-1520, Rose Quartz and Pantone 15-3919, Serenity. Above are some fantastic examples of those exact hues being used in home decor, demonstrating that pale pink and blue are more than just colours for little girls' and boys' rooms.

Feeling inspired by our gallery above? Click here for some specially Pantone-selected pairings and colour schemes for your next home decorating project.

Joanne Yen is the multimedia marketing designer at and Real Estate Weekly newspaper. She has a background in graphic design, event marketing and video production.
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