Style Board: 2016 Pantone® Color of the Year

January 22, 2016

PANTONE-Big-Chill-Rose-Quartz-Stove-Style-board copyretro stove / cookware set / pendant light / light kitchen / paint colors / dining table / chair
succulents / bar cart / house plants / touchless trash can / flatweave rug

This year and for the first time, PANTONE picked two instead of one color for their 2016 Colors of the Year, Rose Quartz and Serenity, which were chosen to convey rosy warmth and tranquility. I love what these pastel-y colors represent and the fact that they’re softer – a departure from the bolder, more saturated colors that PANTONE has chosen in the past (see past PANTONE Color of The Year picks below). I am also extra partial to these calming shades because they are pretty close to the colors in my banner up above, don’t you think? I must be doing something right! 🙂

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A decade of Pantone’s colors of the year. PANTONE

Anyways, it was probably a big step for PANTONE to go from one color choice to two since they’ve been choosing just one since the 60s(!), but picking two complimentary shades rather than one color just makes so much more sense. It’s way more inclusive and provides a ton more opportunities with design, and I guess that’s exactly what the folks at PANTONE thought too! I can’t wait to see what the home decor, fashion, and design worlds are going to do with these two colors in the coming year.

There’s one homeware company though, that I know is already working the two new colors of the year into their designs in a big way and that’s Big Chill. Big Chill is known for making ultra cool retro-style refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, wall ovens, hoods, etc, (see their cookware here) in tons of awesome colors, but the one I’m especially drawn to is their pink lemonade option that is strikingly close to PANTONE’s Rose Quartz. If you follow my K I T C H E N pinterest board, you already know that I’m obsessed with all kinds of different kitchen styles, and so this style board was a fun little design challenge to come up with a kitchen style that went with a pink stove (but wasn’t overly feminine)! This is absolutely what my dream pink-accented kitchen would look like.

Would you get a brightly colored stove or refrigerator? Which color would fit into your kitchen design?

Thanks for stopping by and happy Friday!!!

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