Rose Quartz and Serenity: Color of the Year 2016

Jun 06, 2016

For the first time ever, the combination of two colors was chosen as the PANTONE Color of the Year for 2016. A blush pink called Rose Quartz and a soft blue tone called Serenity.

Segreto Secrets - Using Pantone Color of the Year 2016 in Your Home

After a ten-year streak of vibrant pop colors, these more subdued hues are a welcome change of pace! According to Pantone’s website, “Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure.”

Rose Quartz Serenity picture collage - Segreto Secrets

“Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.”

Rose Quartz and Serenity in Fashion - Segreto Secrets

I do love how these shades pair together in fashion. The gown to the right from Delpozo’s Spring 2016 collection really shows how beautiful these colors can be combined.

Pantone Color of the Year for Weddings - Segreto Secrets

And as we’re heading into wedding season, I can’t help but imagine how blush pink and soft blue would make a gorgeous palette for a wedding

Segreto Secrets - Using Pantone Color of the Year 2016 in Your Home

But how can Rose Quartz and Serenity work in the world of interior design? It’s a tricky combo to get just right, so I turned to Pinterest to find some inspiring rooms using this year’s hot colors!!

Segreto Secrets - Using Pantone Color of the Year 2016 in Your Home

They’re, of course, beautiful colors for a nursery room!

Segreto Secrets - Using Pantone Color of the Year 2016 in Your Home

A few examples I found played with the brighter versions of these colors, which is a great way to go for a kids’ room!

Segreto Secrets - Using Pantone Color of the Year 2016 in Your Home

Or you can go for pure neoclassicism!!! These tones certainly seem to lend themselves to reviving the era of the 18th-century. I was actually given this photo as inspiration for a ceiling we are painting a mural on!!!

Segreto Secrets - Using Pantone Color of the Year 2016 in Your Home

But I personally think Rose Quartz and Serenity work best in lighter and more grayed down versions…….

Segreto Secrets - Living Room with Pantone Rose Quartz and Serenity

……….especially when they are combined……….

Segreto Secrets - Using Pantone Color of the Year 2016 in Your Home

……or in small doses. This Rose Quartz chair and foot stool along with the pillows on the bed add just the right amount of femininity and nostalgia to this well-organized closet by designer Jon Wild. The shirts and butterfly wallpaper incorporate Serenity.

Segreto Secrets - Using Pantone Color of the Year 2016 in Your Home

And I’m completely in love with the accent wall in this bathroom by designer Jared Sherman Epps!!! The pop of serenity to this white room adds a dramatic highlight to the room!

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Here it’s brought in through simple accents – the curtains and the couch – which help ground the stronger pop colors in this living room.

Kitchen with Serenity lighting Pantone - Segreto Secrets

The combo can even work in kitchens! I love the pair of light fixtures in Serenity and the little touch of Rose Quartz with the stool. The woods and white backdrop really keep it feeling fresh.

Leslie Sinclair tweaked living room

Looking at my living room, you might say it had much quieter versions of those tones!!! You can read more about my living room redo here.

Have any of you incorporated Rose Quartz and Serenity into your homes? I’d love to see how!

Last Chance to Enter Our Segreto Style Giveaway – The Miracle & Skinny Noodle Challenge!!!

The challenge is simple: send me your recipes that use Skinny or Miracle Noodles (and any photos you have of the finished dish). Then either 1) subscribe to this blog if you are not yet on our list, 2) follow us on Instagram and leave a comment below, or 3) if you’re already following us on Instagram, you can also enter by sharing this post on Facebook and then leaving a comment below!

The contest is only open until this Friday, June 10th at noon! We’ll be posting our favorite recipes on the blog and picking a winner based on creativity and taste. The lucky winner will receive a signed copy of Segreto Style, so tell all of your friends!!! Click here to submit your recipe! Good luck!!

The winner will be announced on June 20th!!! In the meantime, how about some Mac & Cheese!!!!!!! I recently discovered Skinny Noodle’s Macaroni shape, and OMG, it’s the key to a dieting Southerner’s heart!!

Skinny Noodle Challenge - Segreto Secrets - Skinny Noodle Macaroni and Cheese

Skinny Noodle Macaroni and Cheese

Serves 4 at 75 calories each!

Preheat oven to 350. Wash and drain two packages of Skinny Macaroni. Pat down on a paper towel to get all the water out of the centers.

Spray a microwave container with Pam and heat noodles for 1 minute. Spray an oven pan and transfer noodles a bit at a time layering with half a cup of low fat mixed grated cheeses of your choice. Season with sea salt, Italian seasoning and pepper.

Mix three egg whites with a bit of low-fat milk and pour over the top of the dish. Put a sprinkling of freshly grated parmesan cheese over the top. Cover with foil and bake for about 30 minutes.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!

xo, Leslie

  • Lindsay Rougon
    Posted at 10:03h, 06 June Reply

    I live in Baton Rouge La and cannot find Skinny Noodle at any grocery store. Not at Whole Foods, Fresh Market nor Trader Joe’s.
    Any suggestions?

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 08:21h, 16 June Reply

      Hi Lindsay!! I can’t find it here either! I order it on Amazon and they ship it to my door! I think on the original blog on it I have the link they are worth looking for! Let me know if you have troubles finding them!

  • michele@hellolovely
    Posted at 18:43h, 06 June Reply

    that IS a tricky combo and brings to mind the love’s baby soft commercials of the 70s and 80s. 🙂

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 08:19h, 16 June Reply

      So true and is that our best design style era! Especially 80″s Hope you have a great day!

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