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Freshen up Your Apartment with the Pantone Colors of the Year

gettyimages-590057686Getting tired of your décor? Maybe it’s time to consider giving your apartment a fresh, updated look. Earlier this year, Pantone – one of the experts in color trends –announced that both Rose Quartz and Serenity are the Colors of the Year for 2016. Both of these colors have been implemented across the design industry from wall color, to fabrics, to home accents. Consider trying out one of these colors in your apartment to bring life to a tired space.

Understand the colors: Pantone’s colors are a symbolic representation of contemporary culture. Rose Quartz, a light pink, is described by the company as being “a persuasive, yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure,” while Serenity, a pale blue, is “weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.”

Here are a few suggestions for making an impact with these colors throughout your apartment’s interior design.

Establish a focal point: Choosing to use these colors on a single piece of furniture, whether it’s a chair in your living room or a side table in the dining area, can set the mood and make a huge impact on the entire space. After selecting your focal point, use neutral coloring for the remainder of the room’s décor to make even more of an impact.

Infusion of Color: If you envision incorporating these colors throughout your living space rather than simply using them to establish a focal point, consider pairing colorful fabrics with existing furniture to make a statement. If you have a neutral sofa, add a few soft pink or blue throw pillows to bring new life to the furniture. Adding fresh, new window treatments can also be a creative way to infuse the color trends into your living space and create contrast against a neutral wall color.

Accentuating the Space: A great thing about these colors is that when applied well, they can be used in numerous ways in just about any setting. Are some of your everyday accessories and appliances outdated? Instead of replacing them with an exact replica, mix things up and use Rose Quartz and Serenity for your color scheme. This can be used with the coffee mugs in your kitchen, the vase in your foyer or even the soap dispenser in the bathroom.

The Pantone Colors of the Year are a great way to brighten up your living space, while keeping up with the current design trends. Access your creativity and you’ll find decorating with Rose Quartz and Serenity can be an easy and fun without breaking the bank.


Guest blog contributed by CORT