Home Interior Trend for 2016 – Pantone Colours of the Year

Pantone Colour of the Year 2016First of all, Happy New Year to everyone from the Polyflor at Home team!

To get 2016 off to a stylish start, we’re taking a closer look at the Pantone Colour of the Year – which this year is the blending of two soft and beautiful shades, pale pink Rose Quartz and Serenity, a calming purple toned blue.

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director and the Pantone Colour Institute, comments on this year’s choice of colours, “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 peace and order.”

Photo credit – Graham & Brown

Photo credit – Graham & Brown

The Pantone Colour of the Year is often a great indication of trends to come, which was true of 2015’s chosen shade, the earthy red-brown Marsala hue. These colours reflect a trend for calmer and more airy tones emerging in 2016, which are ideal for home interiors as an antidote to the stresses of everyday life.

The key to using pastels in the home is to keep them fresh and current rather than too sweet. Wood effect flooring works particularly well with pale, pastel tones such as Rose Quartz and Serenity as it adds warmth to a room. However for a modern modern look, a white wood effect floor would also help to create a light and airy atmosphere.

Camaro Loc Rich Valley Oak

Camaro Loc Rich Valley Oak

Secura Antique Herringbone at New Road Court, Bridgend

Secura Antique Herringbone at New Road Court, Bridgend

Light stone effect luxury vinyl tiles also perfectly complement pastel shades for a soft and feminine look. Remember that you can add extra impact to your stone effect floor design by using feature strips or grouting strips in between tiles.

Camaro Travertine with Brown Feature Strip

Camaro Travertine with Brown Feature Strip

Colonia Glazed Metalstone

Colonia Glazed Metalstone

Don’t forget you can also add these new pastel shades to your home simply using a few carefully chosen accessories. Here’s a selection we’ve found online which will help you embrace 2016’s hottest colour trend.

New Jersey cushion (left) and Ditsy Lace cushion (right), both £12.99, Dunelm Mill

New Jersey cushion (left) and Ditsy Lace cushion (right), both £12.99, Dunelm Mill

Whether you prefer stripes or floral patterns, you can mix or match pastel cushions on your sofa as a quick and inexpensive way of incorporating the Pantone shades into your living space.

Debenhams pink and grey wool ‘Geometric’ rug, £190.00 - £315.00

Debenhams pink and grey wool ‘Geometric’ rug, £190.00 – £315.00

Pairing the pale pink Rose Quartz shade with grey in this bang on-trend geometric rug makes it grown up and modern (up to 70% Off in the Blue Cross Sale In-Store and Online).

For another take on the geometric trend but in the Serenity shade, we found this great statement wallpaper from John Lewis. It may be pricey but has such impact that you you could use it to create a feature wall instead of decorating a whole room.

Prestigious Textiles Remix Wallpaper, £48 a roll, John Lewis

Prestigious Textiles Remix Wallpaper, £48 a roll, John Lewis

We also love this unique March Hare print wallpaper which would look fantastic in a nursery or child’s bedroom.

Jane Churchill March Hare Wallpaper, £48 a roll, John Lewis

Jane Churchill March Hare Wallpaper, £48 a roll, John Lewis

Don’t forget to take a look at the Polyflor at Home website where you can find more inspirational ideas for reinventing your home in 2016. Keep an eye on this blog for our advice on how find the perfect floor to complement the latest home interior trends.

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