Pantone Colour of the Year 2016 – the perfect colour combination?

Pink and blue – the perfect colour combination?

For the first time ever Pantone have named two colours as their colour of the year for 2016, a delicious combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity, basically pastel pink and baby blue.  In the modern world we aspire to harmony and balance in our busy lives, and what better way than blending pink and blue, bringing together masculine and feminine energies ?  See what they say here:

http://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2016

How can we use these colours in interior design, in a new and fresh way?  The obvious choice would be in a bedroom, but it could work in a living room too.  In a bedroom I would use a 50/50 palette, half pink and half blue.  For a living room I would choose an 80/20 palette, with one colour as the main colour, with accents of the other.  For a south facing room, blue would be the perfect main colour to cool down the warmth of the sun, with just a few touches of pink to keep the room bright.  My favourite way would be as a foil for a strong colour such as black, as used to great effect in this beautiful sitting room, notice that touch of pink with the vase of flowers? (Picture: Jessica Walmsley Interiors)

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