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Pantone’s Colors of the Year 2016

Pantone's Colors of the Year 2016

Pantone’s Colors of the Year 2016

These colors speak to the balanced, Santa Barbara Lifestyle.

Pantone’s Colors of the Year for 2016 have been officially announced: Rose Quartz and Serenity, otherwise known as baby pink and baby blue. It’s the first time the color trend forecaster has chosen two colors. According to an article in The New York Times, these colors reflect social trends, capturing them in a shade (or two), which become part of the fabrics of our lives, and homes.

“As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. 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,” said Pantone in its statement naming the two colors of the year.

Los Angeles interior designer Timothy Corrigan in the L.A Times said, “The choices represent a welcome change. People are ready for softer colors. They are moving away from the strong bold colors and geometric patterns that have been popular over the past few years. There is a return to comfort and innocence.”

Decorating with Rose Quartz
“Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure,” said Pantone.

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

Check out this article in Realty Times to see how you can use each in your home.
If you’re looking for a new home in MontecitoSanta BarbaraHope RanchSummerland or Carpinteria where you can decorate with Panton’s colors of the year, give me a call at 805.886.9378 or email me at With more than 25 years of experience in the area, I am the preferred choice when it comes to real estate transactions in this part of the world.

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