Introducing a softer, more tranquil colour palette, Pantone chose two shades for 2016’s Colours of the Year. Rose Quartz, a warm pink, and Serenity, a cool blue, when used on their own or paired together, bring a feeling of balance to your décor.

I have always been a fan of pink, ever since I was allowed to decorated my first bedroom when I was twelve years old. Today, I love using shades of Rose Quartz in unexpected places, like pink shelving in a modern white room or on the back wall of a built-in. It’s so unexpected and accents beautifully against white, silver, and champagne gold accessories.

My very first custom sofa was upholstered in a cool blue velvet, very close to Serenity. It was the eighties which meant accents in pink tones, cream and yellow floral fabrics, were right on trend! Now I use this airy blue tone as a single accent colour against my cool and warm-toned palettes.

In pillows, throws, and accessories, Serenity adds a splash of colour without overpowering the room. – Text by Jackie Glass

pantone colours


  • Hand Blown Blue Glass Jug Pendant, Elte
  • Art, Time Stands Still by Mark Gleberzon, MJG Gallery
  • Waterworks Striped Ceramic Tray, Gingers
  • Pink Sliver Armchair, Pink & Brown
  • Lolli Living Sparrow Knitted Cotton Blanket, Westcoast Kids
  • Ceramic Zinnia on Stand, Elte
  • Natural Quartz Coasters Edged in Silver, Elte
  • Fanny and Veca Pink Decorative Pillows, Bouclair
  • Monaco Tufted Round Micro-fibre Ottoman, ELTE Market
  • Mohair Throw with Multi-coloured Fringe of Recycled Yarn, ELTE Market
  • Italian Denim Blue Herringbone Throw with White Trim, ELTE Market
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