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Pantone’s Colors of the Year 2016

Everyone is a buzz with Pantone’s colors of the year. Both Rose Quartz and Serenity have taken the design world by storm and we are just as excited for this unique color combo. At first this unusual color combo seemed out of the ordinary, but it’s been growing on us ever since we rang in the New Year. Here’s a list of some of our favorite modern furniture to help give you a look at how to use these modern color trends of 2016 in your living spaces. 

Modern Color Trends 2016 |YLiving
Connect 2-Seater Sofa from Muuto

Doesn’t the Connect 2-Seater Sofa look divine in Rose Quartz? I love how the wood tones and white walls help to make this subtle color pop. Rose Quartz still manages to be muted enough for neutral spaces, but with a twist.

Modern Color Trends 2016 |YLiving
Type75 Mini Floor Lamp from Anglepoise

Serenity is such a peaceful color, it definitely lives up to its name! Black and white provide a stunning backdrop for the Type75 Floor Lamp to shine in cool blue hue.

Modern Color Trends 2016 |YLiving
Cape Cod CAP851E from Safavieh

Know that you don’t have to be constrained to the exact colors. Play with the shades of color to suite your spaces and taste. A variation of Rose Quartz, this dustier pink rug looks great in a light and airy space.

Modern Color Trends 2016 |YLiving
Grossman Cobra Floor Lamp from GUBI

A bit more on the grey side, the Grossman Cobra Floor Lamp  makes Pantone’s Serenity more masculine.

Modern Color Trends 2016 |YLiving
Visu Chair, Upholstered – Set of 2 from Muuto

This dining space gets an addition of Rose Quartz by mixing and matching Muuto dining room chairs. Black, grey, and white are the perfect pairs to this playful shade.

Modern Color Trends 2016 |YLiving
Butterfly Blue Rug from GAN Rugs

I love the monochromatic look that Serenity brings on both the walls and rug. The slight wood grain pattern on the Butterfly Blue Rug helps to break up the color and provide depth.

Modern Color Trends 2016 |YLiving
Eames® Molded Plywood Lounge Chair with Wood Legs, Upholstered from Herman Miller

A bit more vivid than its true shade, the Eames Wire Frame Sofa works well with a pair of black and white Plywood Lounge Chairs.

Modern Color Trends 2016 |YLiving
Dots Coat Hooks from Muuto

I like the subtle mix of a Rose Quartz Dot Coat Hook with a more green toned Serenity and a fiery red as an added accent. Filling up a wall with these is an easy way to be practical with the Pantone’s colors of the year.

Zeal Deluxe Daybed Wood from Innovation Living
Zeal Deluxe Daybed Wood from Innovation Living

Pairing a modular sofa in Serenity with natural tones really makes for a serene scene.

Lisa Li

Lisa Li

Lisa is one of the Merchandise Managers for YLiving with a long merchandising career in both fashion and home. As native of New York City, Lisa is still getting acquainted with the gleaming California sunshine. She is also on the volunteer board for a handful of non profits committed to creating social equity and sustainability in businesses around the world.

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