Rose Quartz & Serenity

 Pantone’s colors of the year for 2016 are Rose Quartz & Serenity. They create a strong balance between warm and cool tones creating an overall soft, calming feeling. These colors can transform a space into an elegant interior. The items below would create a lovely living room nodding to Rose Quartz & Serenity. I chose a pink velvet sofa with acrylic legs. It has a “Marie Antoinette” vibe and could instantly make a space stand out. Flanking the sofa, I suggest soft blue lounge chairs. I love having bright furniture contrasting neutral finishes.

For accessories, go with patterned pillows in the color palette and rose gold accessories. I love the ombre pillow which starts in Serenity and turns into Rose Quartz. This pillow can serve as a solid in contrast to geometric pillows. Rose gold accessories will break up all the color, so that it doesn’t get overwhelming. Look for edgy pieces, such as the angled candle holder below.

The rose gold finish can be carried on in other elements of the design, such as an accent table and pendants. This accent table is by furniture designer, Debra Folz, who is actually my former professor in ‘Furniture Design’ at Suffolk University. I love the simplicity and clean lines of this piece. The angled edges tie back to the rose gold candle holders as well. This is also seen in the geometric pendants. I suggest bringing a little bit of color back into the space with this Serenity table lamp from Lamps Plus.



A white shag area rug will tie all of these pieces together. The shag adds texture and softens the hard lines of the geometric products. The white colors grounds the pinks and blues and allows them to pop.


Get the look:

Manhattan Sofa in Blush Velvet by  Mod Shop

Felt Lounge Chair by Ligne Roset

Rose Quartz/Serenity Ombre Pillow by Red Bubble

Rose Quartz/Serenity Striped Pillow by Red Bubble

Gami Rose Gold Tea Light Candle Holder by CB2

Gem Side Table by Debra Folz

Apothecary Serenity Table Lamp by Lamps Plus

Forecast 1 Light Mini Pendant by dCOR Design via Wayfair

Medley Textured New Orleans Off-White Shag Rug by Safavieh via Overstock

Xo, Steen