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Pantone colour of the year 2016

The Pantone colour of the year 2016 is out and we’re excited!  This year

they’ve selected not one, but two shades that will guide the colour tones of art, fashion and interiors for the next twelve months. A ‘softer take on colour’, Rose Quartz and Serenity are a nod to the movement across various sectors to a focus on well-being, on human connection with each other and with our environment.  The two tones bring calm and relaxation and can be applied across various finishes and paired with other mid-tones, as well as metallics and brights.


The Rose Quartz and Serenity colour palettes are an echo of the ‘Real’ trend we saw emerge in 2014, an harmonious and quiet palette that spoke to our return to the handmade and well crafted, an idea of refuge or sanctuary. Real rides the wave of the ever-growing DIY trend, recycled, upcycled and repurposed elements dominating interior surfaces. Nature invades interior spaces in the form of vertical gardens or living walls, with kitchens doubling as greenhouses, gardens moving indoors.


Alongside Rose Quartz and Serenity we’re seeing warm textures, woods and linens, warm metals like copper and rose gold, muted green leaves and denims, all coming together to create a warm feel for communal spaces.




In Formica, Just Blue echoes the calming sky blue of Serenity, Plex Gold brings a touch of luxury and Aged Ash returns us to nature. In Melteca we have the soft, linen look of Greige Textile, the muted woodtones of Ash Woodline, the sunset orange of Energise.

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