Pantone Color(s) of the Year 2016: In the Bedroom

With the new year comes a new Pantone color of the year, or should we say ‘colors’ of the year. 2016 marks the first year that 2 colors were crowned the top spot, and Pantone experts kept them in a similar range, angling for gentler colors. Pantone claims the shades represent consumers' quest for mindfulness and a reflection of culture's increasing acceptance of gender fluidity. Meet the Winners:

Photo | Pantone

Photo | 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. While it’s hard to get past a nursery mindset when looking at these pastels, these hues really can be sophisticated and chic. In the name of home decor, we’re giving you a primer on how to incorporate the colors into your bedroom—without turning it into a pastel playground.

MAKE IT PRETTY

The obvious and easy route for using Rose Quartz in the bedroom is to keep it soft and ladylike. Choose to use it in rooms that exude femininity, like the bedroom or bath. By candlelight it will provide a luminous tone in the room, creating a flattering and soothing ambiance.

MAKE IT MASCULINE

The more interesting thing to do is to take some dark rich grounding colors—some charcoal, navy, deep rich brown, even burnt orange is gorgeous with these colors—and create a sophisticated palette using Serenity and Rose Quartz as accents.

photo | Pine Cone Hill

photo | Pine Cone Hill

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MAKE IT PLAYFUL

To combine the colors for use in one look, keep it playful by using patterns. The colors come together in a pattern and make an ideal accent to an otherwise solid base. Beyond the watercolor floral print shown here, these colors will also work as a paisley, or in a plaid.

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