For the first time ever, Pantone has chosen not one but two colors of the year: Rose Quartz and Serenity.
On first glance, Pantone’s colors of the year Rose Quartz and Serenity seem to be a throwback to the Victorian Era of velvet, lace, and delicate silk flowers. But in choosing two colors—a first for the world’s authority on color—Pantone is attempting to make a very modern statement about the traditional perceptions of color association.
“In many parts of the world, we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has, in turn, impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression,” Pantone says.
While that’s all fine, we know, that what our customers really want to know is how to use these two fantastic colors in their home without turning their kitchen into something out Alice in Wonderland.
“I love these colors, but the key to making them modern is not to overdo it,” says Alexandra Berkovich. “Don’t redo your entire kitchen or bathroom with pink or blue cabinets, instead add one or both of these colors as details—a lamp, a piece of furniture, or even an accent wall if you’re so bold.”
With Alexandra’s guidance, we’ve rounded up a dozen or so modern items in Rose Quartz and Serenity to give your home a fresh look.