For Your Inspiration: Real Rooms in Pantone's Colors of the Year

For Your Inspiration: Real Rooms in Pantone's Colors of the Year

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Nancy Mitchell
Jan 14, 2016
(Image credit: SF Girl by Bay)

This year color giant Pantone decided to shake things up and give us not one, but two colors of the year. Their choices are Rose Quartz, a lovely light pink (ok, we kind of called that one), and Serenity, a cool, surprisingly elusive shade of blue. To get in the spirit of things, we went on a hunt for real-life rooms that feature these trending shades.

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Up top: Serenity and Rose Quartz together in a sophisticated bedroom spotted on SF Girl by Bay.

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Here's a Rose Quartz-esque shade spotted in a dining room from The Everygirl. The paint used here is Farrow and Ball's Middleton Pink.

Cool blue can be an enchanting shade for a kitchen, as evidenced by this space from Københavns Møbelsnedkeri.

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Soft pink in a bedroom spotted on SF Girl by Bay.

(Image credit: Elle Decor España)
(Image credit: Elle Decor España)

As I mentioned above, Serenity is a bit of an elusive shade: not a dark blue, not a light blue, very saturated, and quite cool. I had a bit of trouble finidng spaces in this exact shade, but I think this dining room and bedroom from Elle Decor España fit the bill.

A pink tub adds just the right about of color to the bathroom of a townhouse spotted on New York Cottages & Gardens

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A cool, serene blue in a space spotted on Design Sponge.

(Image credit: Nordic Design)

Of course Rose Quartz and Serenity are lovely together, but soft pink is also very nice with black accents, as seen on Nordic Design.

(Image credit: Rue Mag)

Here's one more blue space from Rue Mag. Layering a color with a slightly lighter shade in the same hue adds depth and richness.

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