Color of the Year For 2016 Brings Softer Shades Into the Home

Color of the Year For 2016 Brings Softer Shades Into the Home

December 24, 2015

It’s that time of year again! No…not for decking the halls for the holidays, though it is the season for holiday parties and gift giving too. But we’re talking about Pantone’s announcement of the next Color of the Year. For the first time, the 2016 color is not one color but rather a blend of two shades: Rose Quartz and Serenity. 

Rose Quartz is a soft pink that’s described as “persuasive yet gentle.” It’s a tone that “conveys compassion and a sense of composure.” While Serenity is a transcendent blue that provides a naturally connected sense of space. Together, they demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue. Pantone says the colors reflect “connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.” A softer take on color, the color blend serves as an antidote to modern day stresses. They’re colors that, according to Pantone, “psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security.

So, how do you incorporate Serenity and Rose Quartz into interior design? Designers say the shades are an ideal choice for rugs and upholstery as well as paint and decorative accessories such as bedding, tableware, candles, decorative bowls, and more. But if you’re really ready to commit to the predicted color trend, Marble and Granite, Inc. has some beautiful surfacing choices that will help you incorporate these soothing shades into your upcoming project.

Here are a few ideas for using the shades individually: 


Pink Onyx 

Azul Macaubas Marble 

Blue Diamond Marble

The blending of Rose Quartz and Serenity results in a dusty purple hue that’s strong, yet calming. A great example of surfacing in this shade is this lovely granite:

aquarella_for_blog.png Aquarella Quartzite 

If you’d like to incorporate the Color/s of the Year, but you don’t want the commitment of having pink or blue countertops, consider using a shade that blends well with the color pair. Rose Quartz and Serenity work well combined with other mid-tones including greens and purples, rich browns, and all shades of yellow and pink. You can even add in silver or hot brights for a bit more sparkle and shine.

Our complete stone and surfacing inventory is available online. Feel free to peruse the various color combinations to see what inspires you. And while a picture is worth a thousand words, nothing can replace the experience of actually seeing the surfaces live and in person. Give us a call (877-39-STONE) or stop by one of our two Marble and Granite, Inc.  showroom locations  where our expert stone and surfacing professionals are happy to help you select the perfect material for your next project.


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