Every year in December Pantone announces the "color of the year". This annual event is watched closely by the design and fashion industry as well as by many others. It is our first look into what the new color trend will be for the coming year. Last year it was Marsala, an earthy wine red. For 2016 Pantone has done something new - they picked two colors for 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity. They are shade of pale pink and baby blue. Pantone says they were chosen to convey rosy warmth and tranquility. With the world in the state it is, I think these are perfect picks. Let's bring some warmth and tranquility to all the countries and families in this crazy world.
I guarantee you will start to see these two colors used in clothing, home furnishings and ads in the new year. In the flooring industry we saw gray take some ground in 2015. I can see Rose Quartz and Serenity being perfect compliment colors for all those gray floors out there. But don't go overboard, keep it classy. No one needs a living room covered in pink and blue walls and rugs!
To give you an idea of how you can incorporate the new "Colors of the Year" into your 2016 flooring purchases; below are some idea starters. Think outside of the box and bring some warmth and tranquility into your home.