Pantone is shaking things up in 2016 by awarding Color of the Year to not just one color, but two: Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue. The blending of the colors is a catalyst for breaking free from typical color-gender affiliations as well as providing a sense of calm and tranquility. These two colors also provide a larger color palette for designers and decorators to work with.
House Beautiful has selected 20 hues that they believe will be popular this year. Here are a few of our favorites:
1. Lilacs and purples
Blending the two colors of the year creates a soft purple that is perfectly paired with grays and blues to create a room that is elegant and engaging as well as warm and relaxing.
2. Milky blues
Faded vintage colors seem to be appearing more and more in 2016. Milky tones of serenity blue create a calm and relaxing atmosphere that is easily paired with greens, khakis and other neutral shades. (more…)