Colour
Jan 8, 2016

How to decorate your home with Pantone's Rose Quartz

By: Helen Racanelli

How to decorate your home with Pantone's Rose Quartz Author: Style At Home

Colour
Jan 8, 2016

How to decorate your home with Pantone's Rose Quartz

By: Helen Racanelli

We don’t know about you, but we always look forward to Pantone’s Colour of the Year predictions. If nothing else, these predictions remind us of the role that colour plays in evoking emotion and mood. Last year was all about rich wine-red Marsala. For 2016 Pantone has lightened things up with Rose Quartz, and in a twist on the usual one-colour pick, it has added a second colour, Serenity.

Rose quartz is a warm play on rose-pink. “It’s a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure,” says Pantone in its statement about the new hues. So why two colours: Rose Quartz along with Serenity, a cornflower blue? It’s because of the influence of, as Pantone calls it, “gender blur as it relates to fashion.” This more unilateral approach to colour is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, it says.

So with that said, this peaceful shade and its calm fraternal twin, Serenity, both pair with mid-tones including greens and purples, rich browns, and all shades of yellow. Want to introduce this relaxing rose into your home? Here are 10 decor finds that evoke this soft hue.


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2016 Pantone colour of the year: Rose Quartz

Small sofa

A slimmed down sofa with elegant, deep tufts in soft pink will make a swanky addition to a living room in a small space. In a bedroom it will strike a Hollywood Glam pose. Elton settee, West Elm, $1,335.

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

2016 Pantone colour of the year: Rose Quartz

Pintuck pillow

If you own a sofa in deep brown or yellow, a throw pillow in this velvety take on Rose Quartz will complement it beautifully. On a bed it can serve as an elegant counterpoint to all the rectilinear angles of bed pillows and turned-down sheets. Round pintuck pillow, Urban Outfitters, $39.

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

2016 Pantone colour of the year: Rose Quartz

Farm dishtowel

If you like the dusty pink of Rose Quartz, but in tiny doses, opt for a fun dish towel to perk up the kitchen. This one features a print from the British artist Holly Frean. The Farm dishtowel, Anthropologie, $18 USD.

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

2016 Pantone colour of the year: Rose Quartz

Smeg toaster

Based in Italy, Smeg has a reputation for producing covetable appliances with an effortless retro appeal. This light-rose colour toaster will take pride of place in your kitchen. Smeg two slice toaster, Hudson's Bay, $199.

By: Helen Racanelli Source: Hudson's Bay Credits: Style at Home

2016 Pantone colour of the year: Rose Quartz

Record player

Whether you’ve inherited an awesome record collection or you’re slowly building a vinyl library of your own, you’ll need a worthy record player to go with it. Audio-Technica vinyl record player, Urban Outfitters, $140 USD.

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

2016 Pantone colour of the year: Rose Quartz

Champagne flute

Many wine glasses have lost their stem for a more modern tumbler-style look, so it stands to reason that champagne flute design has followed that lead. These simple flutes will strike a fresh note for your next party. Cylinder pink champagne flutes, CB2, $3.50 each.

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

2016 Pantone colour of the year: Rose Quartz

Baby quilt

One thing we can all agree on is that the soft shades of pink and blue have always been at home in the nursery. This adorable quilt combines both colours of the year and is perfectly cozy and keepsake-worthy. Baby quilt, Land of Nod, $90 USD.

By: Helen Racanelli Source: Land of Nod Credits: Style at Home

2016 Pantone colour of the year: Rose Quartz

Cake stand

The delicate opacity of milk glass always makes it enticing and enduringly stylish. This handcrafted dusty pink cake stand is no exception. Milk glass cake stand, Anthropologie, $68 USD.

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

2016 Pantone colour of the year: Rose Quartz

Flokati rug

Boring floors can always use an injection of fun. Go bold with an eye-catching fluffy Flokati rug in on-trend dusty rose that brings to mind the trendy Shrimps faux fur coats that caught the attention of the fashion world. Flokati shag rug, Urban Outfitters, from $69 USD.

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

2016 Pantone colour of the year: Rose Quartz

Bloom pie server

Stop using random utensils to serve sliced pieces of cake and pie, and add a proper pie server to your contingent of servingware. This sweet pink pie server that nods to antique ceramicware is stylish and useful. Raised Bloom pie server, Anthropologie, $12 USD.

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