Every year Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color, announces its pick for the most impactful and inspirational color of the year. Before making a decision, their experts look at a wide variety of influences ranging from fashion and art to architecture and travel destinations. They also closely consider lifestyle trends and socio-economic conditions around the world. This led them to make an unprecedented selection this year by crowing two, not one, colors of the year.
Serenity Blue and Rose Quartz were selected to be used together or individually to evoke a sense of tranquility and peace. Imagine a beautiful sunset and you can visualize the blurring of these two shades. The experts at Pantone felt that these colors would encourage physical and mental wellness and create a sense of calm.
The kitchen backsplash in this Zieba remodel features a serenity blue subway tile.
The blue is cool and pale, similar to the sky on a clear day. And the pink is similar to rose quartz, the gemstone, offering a sheer shade that can appear almost as a neutral. Both are big departures from the shades that Pantone has chosen in recent years like last year’s Marsala, a deep wine shade or the cheery Radiant Orchid and jewel-toned Emerald from previous years.
This fabulous range by La Cornue would add a beautiful pop of Rose Quartz in the kitchen.
We can visualize a lovely and serene master bathroom featuring a serenity blue tile shower surround. We believe rose quartz would be a fine alternative to beige or gray in many areas of your home décor. Color predictions take a bit of time to trickle down from fashion and into home décor, but don’t be surprised when you notice rose quartz and serenity blue peeking up at you when you thumb through magazines or shop your favorite stores.