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2016 Color of the Year



Houston interior painting can be a struggle when you don’t know what colors to pick for your home, but this year Pantone decided to do something a little different. Instead of having separate multiple colors, they have combined two to make the color of the year a combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity. The two shades blend into each other ever so softly to create a nice calming effect. The Rose is more like a subdued peach, which acts as a persuasive yet mellow tone, while the Serenity looks like baby powder blue, weightless and airy as the sky above. According to Pantone: “Joined together Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.” The overall effect is very Zen and could be great in a spa, as well as any chill room or reading nook.

This idea actually challenges conventional viewpoints of color association. What started with the fashion industry has bled into other types of design. By combining the light pink color for “girls” with the light blue color for “boys” Pantone has acknowledged the shift in today’s society towards gender fluidity. By having both shades represented it leaves the viewer without the choice of having to select one, but rather joining both genders together for a sense of equality.

In today’s age, the ease of technology has opened our eyes to various new pathways to color usage. This color snapshot expresses a certain mood and acts as a cultural symbol of our future headed into the next generation.

This color will work well matte, glossy, metallic, or in finishes. You can add mid-tones of purple, green, rich browns, yellow, or pink beside it for a serene combination. You can even add silver or bright colors for a wilder feel.

Call upon Pro Painters, your Houston painting contractor, to help your home look up to date for 2016 with Rose Quartz blended into Serenity.