Marsala, the signature colour chosen by Pantone for the year 2015, was a bold pick yet it undoubtedly made an impressionable appearance in fashion and interiors as we saw earlier. For the year 2016, Pantone picked up not one, but two colours — Rose Quartz and Serenity.
The trending trail of pastels and muted tones is taking on the world, one or rather two colours at a time and nobody is complaining. According to the designers, the world is rapidly moving towards a terrible place full of agony, pain and stress.This calming palette renders the spotlight on the world of art and recreation. The focus diverts to a more relaxed locale studded with the beauty of nature, the hues of flowering seasons, mindfulness and connections followed by exploration.
The selection of these colours also signifies embracing gender fluidity as the colour pink and blue denoted — stereotypically — for a girl and a boy, respectively, seems to merge into a tranquil blur. These colours are slightly similar to the transgender pride flag, too, as noted by Pantone.
“Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “With our culture still surrounded by so much uncertainty, we are continuing to yearn for those softer shades that offer a sense of calm and relaxation.”
Rose Quartz, a colour that can easily be muddled with baby pink, is actually a warmer tone of rose. It is a classy and subtle pink that mingles impeccably with other soft tones and metallic shades of gold, silver and copper. White, neutral and wooden tints amalgamates wonderfully with it in vivid settings and seasons.
Furniture, cushions, walls, artwork, cutlery and the list goes one — Rose Quartz makes an impressionable presence whether it’s being inducted in patterns, illustrations or simply mixed with other elements in contrasting shade.
We recommend layering of patterns and a vivid palette of muted tones in your home decor to pull of these two colours — the other one being — Serenity which is a close family member of cool blue has been described as, ‘weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.’
Experimentation and refurbishing, contrary to prior beliefs, is not half as onerous when it comes to adopting these soft tones into your interiors. You can pair them with dark shades as well as the light ones and their soothing vibe accompanied with a composing feel enunciate them as the best bet to flatter any space in your home.
Don’t forget to mix them up with darker shades and patterns of contrasting but muted tones. Sometimes pop colours work, too. Bling, on the other hand, always works.
If you are a kind of a person (and trust us! A lot of people like you are out there sitting with a smile of their faces!) who loves to change the look and feel of your home every fortnight or with every season, these tones still work just fine as we can see in the picture below. Mute + Mute = Beauty! Mute + Pop colours = Beauty! So, don’t shy away from making these two colours a part of your interiors.
Go for the amazing wall murals that are out there waiting for you to be picked up. If you aren’t a fan of walls in a single shade then wallpapers are something that you might absolutely love. There are some really innovative and quirky patterns that are ought to match up to your style and taste. Sometimes you gotta give into that gut feeling, pick up something seemingly eccentric and make a part of you just to see if it is really what you would like. We say, you go take the risk because you stay trendy nonetheless.
If you have any other ideas on how we may be able to adopt these poetry-like shades into our home decor, do let us know in the comments below.
Originally published on zimply.in