serenity rosequartz pantone

I’m so excited to see that Pantone has decided to broaden its horizon when it comes to their choice for colour of the year!  How fun to blend two colours and double the magic, and when I say magic I mean positive effect of colour via our psyche.


“A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.

For the first time Pantone introduces two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity as the PANTONE Color of the Year 2016. 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.”

– Pantone


Check out their video and allow the wave of tension to melt into tranquility as the imagery shifts and the colours wash over you. 

I agree that 2016 needs more serenity, tranquility, wellness, and balance.

I also love anything to do with gems and crystals, and RoseQuartz is such an amazing gemstone, so i’m stoked about it’s name hehe.


“Rose Quartz Crystal is known as the ‘love stone’ as the message it emits is the strong vibration of unconditional love, joy, warmth and healing.

This beautiful pink crystal has a powerful energy that resonates within both the heart chakra and the higher heart chakra, or thymus chakra, the area related to compassion. This stone will also resonate out the love energy into its surrounds, and aid all those nearby, such as your nearest and dearest.

Not only will it assist you with healing yourself but its energy may bring faith and hope to all in the vicinity, and this energy is well known for its action to stimulate romance in your life.

As quartz crystals are profound amplifiers of energy, it may help to kindle happiness, love, romantic feelings and sensuality.”

Learn more about RoseQuartz from the Source –


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Pantone has such a global influence that I am sure we will see a surge of products, from home decor to fashion and makeup inspired by these colours.  Maybe we will even see blush pinks cars everywhere….ok maybe not, but a girl can dream!

I’m already inspired by them, and I am excited to see people use these colours in their homes. With the crazy lives we all live, home should feel like a sanctuary and I think we can all agree these colours will help to sooth the soul.


This is my favorite of their suggested colour pairings. Which colours speak to you most?



Would you paint your walls Rose Quartz or Serenity, or would you use those colours in pillows and accents? I love both colours for the walls, but if your not ready to commit to that,  here are some lovely items that I found online to inspire some relaxation, love and serenity in your home! Pictures link to products in case you fall in love or want to see similar items 🙂 



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pantone 2016 cololr of year

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