Rose Quartz – Pantone Spring 2016 Colours

Rose Quarts interior color

For Spring 2016, Pantone chose 2 colours instead of the usual one – Rose Quartz and Serenity.

Rose Quartz and Serenity Pantone
Photo credit: Pantone.com

Rose Quartz (13-1520) got it’s name from a fairly obvious source, the quartz itself, which is a common tone for a quartz. The tone itself comes from trace amounts of titanium, iron and manganese and it can vary from really light pink to rose red.

Fun fact  - the colour in the crystal is light sensitive, so it will start fading as soon as it comes in contact with a light source.

Image Source: www.GemstoneCabochon.com
Image Source: www.GemstoneCabochon.com

Now coming back to the Pantone version of the colour, it’s really versatile. You can use it just as an accent for monochromatic white interiors or if your bold enough, as the main colour of a room as a restaurant in Melbourne, Australia did (This image is by a very talented photographer, Brooke Holm):

Rose Quartz Dining Interior
Image Credit: brookeholm.com.au

I usually really dislike pink and red together, but here it’s not that bad.

Other possible uses for Rose Quartz in interiors:

Pantone 2016 Interior
Image Credit: tollens.com
Rose Quartz Living Room
Image Credit: www.vtwonen.nl
Rose Quartz Interior
Image Source: estmagazine.com.au