Decorate with Pantone's Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity
Pantone surprised everyone this year by introducing a pair of pretty hues -- Rose Quartz and Serenity -- for the first time ever. Incorporate the serene shades of pink and blue into your home with these inspiring decor ideas.
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Wrap your walls in the calm embrace of gray-blue paint. Serenity serves as a modern neutral in this carefully curated living room, while pops of pink appear in surrounding window treatments. A cozy cowhide rug picks up the rose tones while tying into neutral furnishings.
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The classic combination of pink and baby blue feels contemporary when paired with a bold color like cobalt. The vivid bench in this living room blends with generous doses of neutrals to temper the sweetness of mint green and Rose Quartz pillows.
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Introduce color into an all-white kitchen with subtle swatches of soft blue. Island seating, pendant lights, and dishware each showcase Serenity with style, while rich countertops and stained floors ground the sky blue hue.
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Add a bit of feminine flourish to an everyday side table by draping it in fabric. A pink scarf brings pattern to this nightstand; a glass top makes it functional. Layers of blue flow into the bed, where a plush turquoise headboard anchors lighter periwinkle bedding.
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Room to Play
Why should adults have all the fun? Create a stimulating space for children with a modern mix of pinks. This playroom's Roman shades balance Rose Quartz with warm shades of brown and beige. A bright oversize area rug balances white furnishings.
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Classically detailed cabinetry gains a contemporary edge with a coat of soft blue paint. Glass-front panels break up the color, which eases the transition between rich espresso flooring and sparkling white marble countertops.
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Create a coordinated look in a powder room or small bath by carrying the same pink used on walls into towels, window treatments, and accessories. Crisp white beaded board and polished chrome fixtures usher in cottage style.
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Unite traditional and contemporary styles for a happy mix of comfort and style. This transitional bedroom mixes Serenity on the walls with taupe bedding and palette-brightening white. Rosy pink adds interest to an accent blanket and patterned pillows.
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Swathed in linen, this bathroom sitting area oozes serenity. Dusty rose draperies soften marble floors and act as architectural elements, enhancing privacy. Plush furniture in both animal print and solid blue provide spa-like seating.
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Pretty in Pale
Saturated neutrals are a happy middle ground between quiet palettes and full-on color. Bring a breath of fresh air into your home's dining area with rich blush-tone pinks and subtle variations of beige. Punch up the palette by using different sheens, like high-gloss paint.
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Warm gray walls contrast blush pink window treatments for a less-is-more statement in this one-of-a-kind bathroom. Rose Quartz repeats in accessories without distracting from showstopping artwork and a freestanding tub.
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Walls splashed in Serenity enhance the charm of this kitchen's vintage finds, including antique light fixtures and flea market hardware. Milky glass-front cabinetry and classic marble countertops blend with modern conveniences like stainless-steel appliances for an elegant mix of old and new.
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Fit for a Fairy Tale
Anchor a palette of sweet pastels, like this room's medley of mint green, lavender, light blue, and pink, with a few dark touches. A deep purple pillow and curtain ties enrich the pale color scheme of this child's bedroom.
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Keep It Simple
Monochromatic color schemes use a single color in varying intensities for a subdued atmosphere. Use a neutral for contrast, like the creamy white in this den's pale blue palette. Incorporate patterns and textures to polish the look.