2016 Colors Of The Year Soften Up Your Staging Hues

Dated: 02/19/2016

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By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine 

PANTONE-Color-of-the-Year-2016-v1-3840x2160Think pink for 2016. Pantone voted two colors — Rose Quartz and Serenity — as this year’s colors of the year, a nod to softer color tones that are expected to gain popularity all yearlong. It’s the first time Pantone has voted two colors of the year.

“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,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

Rose Quartz and Serenity replace the earthy red wine of Marsala, voted the 2015 Color of the Year by Pantone.

This year’s colors dare you to get in touch with a softer side in your staging.

“Whether on their own or combined with other shades, the pairing of Serenity and Rose Quartz bring a feeling of calm and relaxation into the home environment,” Pantone notes in its release. “Like a serene sunset, Rose Quartz encourages reflection on one’s surroundings while Serenity, a transcendent blue, provides a naturally connected sense of space.”

Pantone says the colors can be used in rugs and upholstery or also work in decorative accessories, everything from kitchen tableware to candles, decorative bowls, vases, and florals.

“Coupling solid and patterned fabrics, throws, pillows and bedding in these shades provides a comforting respite and feeling of well-being in the home,” according to Pantone. “Incorporating texture enhances the duality and kinship of these hues.”

So could these colors have a place in your staging this year? At Houzz, designers have been showing off how they’ve incorporated the color trends. Take a peek at a few examples.

Bringing in the pink

Spaces by Sacramento Interior Designers & Decorators ComfyDwelling.com

Spaces by Sacramento Interior Designers & Decorators ComfyDwelling.com

Contemporary Bedroom by Omaha Furniture & Accessories Hayneedle

Shabby-chic Style Dining Room

Spaces by Sacramento Interior Designers & Decorators ComfyDwelling.com

Shabby-chic Style Living Room by Little Rock Interior Designers & Decorators Andrea Brooks Interiors


Channeling more Serenity:

Contemporary Porch by Freeport Design-Build Firms Taggart Construction

Contemporary Living Room by Quogue Architects & Building Designers Austin Patterson Disston Architects

Traditional Bathroom by Southport Architects & Building Designers Austin Patterson Disston Architects

Spaces by Sacramento Interior Designers & Decorators ComfyDwelling.com

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Phil Mount

Phil Mount is an agent at Front Street Brokers in Boise, Idaho. Phil became a licensed REALTOR in August 2009 after a 25 year career as a technology marketing professional. In his first year as an a....

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