Pantone, an international authority on color, announced its Color of the Year for 2016 and for the first time has chosen two hues that blend together: Rose Quartz and Serenity. As the website describes, this year’s colors “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.” These themes translate onto a variety of venues, including one place that holds a special place in our hearts: home.
Whether in the natural elements that surround a home or within the interior décor selections, rose quartz and serenity offer homeowners and visitors a sense of security and tranquility. “Rose quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure” and “serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.” Paired together, these two colors offer a heightened level of relaxation and beauty in our homes.
The sky often takes on rose quartz tones, evoking a calm fortitude as it does at Cedar Cove Inn, a historic property currently being operated as a quaint Bed and Breakfast:
Port Orchard, Washington | Offered at $1,595,500
180 degree views of the sound and mountains bring both colors to the forefront from a peaceful perch above the shores:
Seattle, Washington | Offered at $1,525,000
The gorgeous rose quartz hue may also come from natural foliage, demonstrated by Casa Mar a Cielo’s lush native plantings situated around the shoreline:
Tacoma, Washington | Offered at $1,495,000
Rose quartz touches may be found throughout the home, and work to warm bright and open spaces:
Bainbridge Island, Washington | Offered at $1,680,000
Expansive Columbia River Valley views are complemented by rose quartz décor to add a sense of sophistication to this relaxing haven on the east side of the mountains: