Pantone’s Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity

Each year, the global color experts at Pantone name a color of the year. For 2016, they provide double the fun, naming two hues to the highest honors. Rose Quartz and Serenity provide a soothing entrance into the New Year, with mature shades of pink and blue that are perfect for use in home décor.


 “The soothing, calming nature of colors in the Spring collections are led by PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz, a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Like a serene sunset, flushed cheek or budding flower, Rose Quartz reminds us to reflect on our surroundings during the busy but lighthearted spring and summer months,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone Color Institute. “Weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity comforts with a calming effect, bringing a feeling of respite even in turbulent times. A transcendent blue, Serenity provides us with a naturally connected sense of space.”

 If these colors have a “misty, water color” romantic feel, it’s not by accident. Rose Quartz is one of the most common varieties of the quartz family, and is often called the “heart stone.” The word “Serenity” is from Latin “serenus,” meaning calm and peaceful. The two combine to create the perfect atmosphere for a home.

 Of course, Art Van Furniture has the look. Take a look at these pieces that will update your home, and immediately put you on trend:

Rose Quartz Recliner

Go all in on this color with the Sondra Rocker Recliner. The soothing color makes its tufted back and padded arms feel even more comforting, creating a place to relax and unwind.

Rose Quartz Chair

Or add a touch of Rose Quartz with the stripes in the Delilah Armless Chair. Accenting the season’s hottest neutral – gray! – the soft pink provides a gorgeous contrast and a welcome pop of color.

Rose Quartz Rug

Another option is adding Rose Quartz to your floor with this beautiful rug. Its chevron pattern adds energy to a room, providing a great juxtaposition to the calming color.

Serenity Sofa

 If you prefer to go blue, the Spectrum Sofa will add a welcome dose of Serenity to your room. Its dusty toned microfiber upholstery adds just the right amount of color to a neutral that feels timeless.

Serenity Ottoman

You could also introduce Serenity with this Urban-style Abbott Square Cocktail Ottoman. The modern but rustic piece offers a gorgeous textured pattern, mixing the muted tone with grey and gold.


Serenity Rug

Or bring the shade to your flooring with this gorgeous 100% wool rug from the Alfred Shaheen collection. The tropic-inspired pattern brings a bit of nature to your home, in a bold, stylish statement.


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