Pantone Color of the Year 2016 Rose Quartz and Serenity

The announcement of Rose Quartz and Serenity as Pantone Color of the Year 2016 proves beautiful and colorful things come in pairs.

This is the first time in the history of Pantone Color of the Year selections that two different colors have been selected.


The words rose and serenity evoke delightful impressions.

I immediately connected the Color of the Year 2016 selections with the sentiments of the holiday season.







A color coincidence perhaps, but doesn’t it make for a lovely association?


With a delicate balance of tranquil tone and soft hint of periwinkle perfection, Pantone Serenity becomes the perfect Peace on Earth holiday color palette.


“Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”  

-Pantone Color Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman

Pantone Color of the Year 2016 Rose Quartz and Serenity Hue you calling gorgeous?


The hue and tone promoted in Rose Quartz  is soft yet strong.  It will easily complement or take the lead in just about any choice of color palette.



Traditional holiday colors ring true as the classics, but transitional color combinations beautifully deck the holiday halls.

This post pays holiday homage to Rose Quartz and Serenity and the holiday scenes, ornaments and decorations inspired by the hues and tones of the Pantone Color of the Year 2016.

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Inspiration is everywhere, and it is most colorful at this time of year!

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Radiant Orchid

Pantone Color of the Year 2014 has been revealed.  Radiant Orchid delivers a stunning up close and Pantone look at the beauty of color.

Pantone Color of the Year 2014


radiant orchid

Radiant orchid is no shrinking violet in the grand color scheme of  primary or accent things.  I’m most excited to see color, radiant color, take its rightful place on the stage shared and paired with neutral palettes and the decorative darling duo,  black and white.  A hint, a splash or a pop of color often completes the look of the space, and bravo to that!

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Floral motifs in soft redwood and orchid envelope and exude soft shades in textured hues in this one-of-a-kind wool rug from ABC Carpet & Home.

orchid wool rug

Blended shades of orchid complement the crackle finish of the Ty Orchid table lamp by Arteriors Home available from Lamps Plus.  Orchid is always in perfect company, complement and contrast to  pale gray.

Ty orchid table lamp


Inspired by the vintage perfume bottles seen in the windows of antique shops in France, Orchid Fragrance by artist Michelle Bennett is a great option for a splash of trend with of pop of 2014 color.

orchid home decor

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Go for the gold and radiant orchid in geometric sophistication with this Boulevard decorative pillow or set the mood with the Scallop Art Glass Amethyst Candle in radiant orchid purple tones.


The announcement of radiant orchid as the Pantone Color of the Year 2014 at the holidays offers new traditional Christmas decorating ideas for the holiday season.  I already have the  fabric in mind for a custom tree skirt in radiant orchid pattern and texture.  Talk about laissez les bons temps rouler festive timing!  Radiant orchid kicks off the season as the king of carnival color.

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Will radiant orchid find a place in your favorite and festive spaces?