This post is second in a series on Pantone palettes for designing with 2016 colors of the year Rose Quartz and Serenity. Monday I shared examples of palette #8, and today’s post features palette #2.
It’s one of just two of the eight palettes to include yellow/gold hues (the other is #8). Other aspects that differentiate palette #2 are:
- the inclusion of both beige and gray hues
- a darker neutral called Major Brown that can read "General Charcoal"
- a luscious raspberry hue called Nostalgia Rose that leans toward lilac
The impact of the colors together is reminiscent of a stroll through a garden in full bloom, probably in mid-May and just after a brief, rejuvenating shower. The deeper pink value enlivens the palette, and the array of neutrals adds shadow and depth.
See what you think.
See what you think.
Take a Tuileries Promenade
|Back to the Wall|
I like the pairing of a floral on the wall with a geometric on the floor and a low-backed sofa with a high-backed wing chair. The clean lines and solid colors in the furniture make a simple yet emphatic statement without competing with the gorgeous mural.
Ride on the Marrakech Express
Moroccan touches in the tables, screen and mirror play beautifully against the soft neutrals in the lace curtains and woven carpet. The room abounds with texture, including the moire effect of the wallpaper, the intricate tribal print of the banquette and the tufted velvet chairs. The colorful plates add pops of pattern and make sure not a color in the palette is overlooked. If you like this space, hop on board the train, as the song goes!
Find an English Country Hideaway
Additional white touches in the room’s “bones”—the elaborate mouldings, wainscoting, window muntins—are reinforced by the white accessories—the Moroccan coffee table, lamp, and marble top of the dresser—so that the pink walls are neither overpowered nor overpowering. The seagrass carpet in Starfish tones, as well as the overstuffed seating and plump pillows, lend a comfy, relaxed look to what could have been a stiff and formal space.
Curl Up With a Good Book
I’m guessing the books have been arranged somewhat by the color of their bindings, but not so much that it looks over-styled. Those jeweltone Roman shades are to die for, and the lumbar pillow in the same shade as the borders is just the right touch. There’s nothing here NOT to love, which is to say it all works and how! Wow!!
Pick a Bright Bouquet
Hit that Blue Note
Cultivate a Secret Garden
|Caitlin Wilson via Centsational Girl|
I love the pink piping on the chairs and the blue banding on the bedding, to say nothing of that wild and glorious floral upholstering the bed. There’s an en suite bathroom with that same print on the walls, if you just can’t seem to get enough of it (like me). More photos and the full story can be found at designer Caitlin Wilson’s blog.
Retreat to a Seaside Cottage
|Mikkel Vang/House Beautiful|