Spring Spruce Up: Decorating with the Pantone Colors of the Year

If you like to refresh your home décor as the seasons change, it can be difficult to find a color scheme to fit your ever-shifting furnishings and accessories. This year, Pantone – one of the experts in color trends – has announced that both Rose Quartz and Serenity are the Colors of the Year for 2016. Pantone has forecasted that the blends of these two colors will be a common trend over the next year.

Pantone’s colors are also a symbolic representation of contemporary culture. Rose Quartz, a light pink, is described by the company as being “a persuasive, yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure,” while Serenity, a pale blue, is “weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.”

So, how can you fit these colors into your décor as you decorate for spring? While getting rid of your neutral couch in favor of a Rose Quartz sofa may not be realistic, there are several ways to make an impact by implementing the colors into your home’s interior design. Here are a few suggestions:

Establish a focal point: Choosing to use these colors on a single piece of furniture in a room, whether it’s a chair in your living room or a side table in the dining area, can set the mood and make a huge impact on the entire space. After selecting your focal point, use neutral coloring for the remainder of the room’s décor to make even more of an impact.

Add accents: If you envision using these colors throughout your living space rather than simply using them to establish a focal point, consider pairing colorful fabrics with existing furniture to make a statement. If you have a neutral sofa, add a few soft pink or blue throw pillows to bring new life to the furniture. Choosing colored curtains can also be very effective if your wall paint is a neutral color.

Bring in new accessories: A great thing about these colors is that when applied well, they can be used in numerous ways in just about any setting. Are some of your everyday accessories and appliances outdated? Instead of replacing them with an exact replica, mix things up and use Rose Quartz and Serenity for your color scheme. This can be used with the coffee mugs in your kitchen, the vase in your foyer or even the soap dispenser in the downstairs bathroom.

How do you envision your home looking this spring? The Pantone Colors of the Year are a great way to brighten up your living space, while keeping up with the current design trends. Access your creativity and you’ll find decorating with Rose Quartz and Serenity can be an easy and fun project as the seasons change.

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