Feeling a little stressed? Looking for serenity amid the hustle and bustle of a busy life? Perhaps a change of interior colour might be the ticket.
The colour experts at Pantone announced earlier this year that its colour of the year would be shared by two – Rose Quartz and a dusky blue shade called Serenity.
According to Pantone, “Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.” The experts believe that consumers are looking to deal with modern day stresses by seeking mindfulness and well-being and for that reason we are leaning towards colours that offer us reassurance and security.
Despite their soft shade, Serenity and Rose Quartz are imposing colours in their own right, although they do work in harmony with one another as well as an accent to neutral colours such as white and cream.
These two colours might be to overwhelming to use on entire walls and floors, but they work exceedingly well as accents.
By using a few select kitchen or bedroom pieces, they evocate a bit of mid-century retro nostalgia or a Laura Ashley inspired shabby chic look with vintage fabrics and distressed furniture – or even the pastel hues of clothing much loved in the 1980s (remember Miami Vice?).
If you’re looking to update the styling on your property and like the idea of using these on-trend fashion colours, we have some inspiration here with these ideas and accessories.