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10 ways to decorate with Pantone's Serenity blue

10 ways to decorate with Pantone's Serenity blue Author: Style At Home

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10 ways to decorate with Pantone's Serenity blue


It is widely accepted that blue is the most beloved colour in the world. Therefore it wasn’t entirely surprising that one of Pantone’s picks for 2016 Colour of the Year, is a cornflower-inspired hue dubbed Serenity. That idea that blue equals earthy peacefulness is probably why it’s so favoured. It’s a colour that brings to mind the sky and water and tranquility. And this year, in a departure from the usual one-colour choice, Serenity is but one of two shades that Pantone has chosen. The other shade of the year is Rose Quartz, a delicate dusty pink.


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2016 Pantone colour of the year: Serenity

Stand mixer

According to KitchenAid itself, it’s a happy coincidence that the company already makes an appliance colour that closely parallels the placid blue of Serenity. KitchenAid will also shortly release a mixer in a shade called Guava Glaze that will parallel Rose Quartz. KitchenAid stand mixer, Webstaurant Store, $350.

By: Helen Racanelli Source: Webstaurant Store Credits: Style at Home

2016 Pantone colour of the year: Serenity

Small sofa

Perfectly petite, this settee is the height of French Regency-inspired elegance and customizable in French Blue, Restoration Hardware’s version of Serenity. It would be equally at home in a formal sitting room as in a more relaxed den or bedroom. Laurent Salon Bench, Restoration Hardware, from $1,595 USD.

By: Helen Racanelli Source: Restoration Hardware Credits: Style at Home

2016 Pantone colour of the year: Serenity

Wool rug

A wool rug handmade from space-dyed yarn adds an organic warmth that is both traditional and unexpected. This vine pattern brings to mind a soft take on chevron and will add dimension to hardwood flooring. Vines Wool Rug, West Elm, $35 - $823.

By: Helen Racanelli Source: West Elm Credits: Style at Home

2016 Pantone colour of the year: Serenity

Wall clock

If you feel that every kitchen needs a wall clock, then consider this simple retro-inflected blue one that evokes a lightened up version of Serenity. Newgate Cookhouse clock, West Elm, $167.

By: Helen Racanelli Source: West Elm Credits: Style at Home

2016 Pantone colour of the year: Serenity

Duvet cover

A geometric pattern in a palette of blues hints at Art Deco sophistication in the bedroom. Cluny duvet cover, DwellStudio, from $249 USD.

By: Helen Racanelli Source: DwellStudio Credits: Style at Home

2016 Pantone colour of the year: Serenity

Dining chair

This dramatic version of Serenity blue lends an opulence to a dining area. Designed by Jannis Ellenberger, the cantilevered design and tufts make this chair stylishly contemporary. Roya chair, CB2, $299.

By: Helen Racanelli Source: CB2 Credits: Style at Home

2016 Pantone colour of the year: Serenity

Wallpaper

A digital reproduction of a watercolour painting of clouds with splashes of Serenity blue and lilac takes this wallpaper off the beaten path to soothing effect. It’s by Eskayel, a Brooklyn-based design studio. Watercolour Clouds Wallpaper, Anthropologie, $250 USD per roll.

By: Helen Racanelli Source: Anthropologie Credits: Style at Home

2016 Pantone colour of the year: Serenity

Pillow cover

We’ve heard from many stylists and decorators that Etsy is a great place to source pillow cushion covers when you’re looking for a very particular colour. This cornflower blue lattice print pillow cover is cotton and handmade. Cornflower blue pillow cover, Etsy, $36.

By: Helen Racanelli Source: Etsy Credits: Style at Home

2016 Pantone colour of the year: Serenity

Table lamp

This softer take on Serenity means it will contrast beautifully against neutral backgrounds. The lamps gentle curves and nickel base can suit nightstands, foyers and sitting rooms. Alexis ceramic lamp base, Pottery Barn, $225.

By: Helen Racanelli Source: Pottery Barn Credits: Style at Home

2016 Pantone colour of the year: Serenity

Window shade

A gauzy sheer drape in soft blue will cut the glare of the morning sun without totally obscuring it. This dusty, romantic version of Serenity blue is perfect for the bedroom. Plum & Bow Chloe draped window shade, Urban Outfitters, $44.

By: Helen Racanelli Source: Urban Outfitters Credits: Style at Home
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