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Pantone Serenity Shade – A focus

Does Pantone serenity shade ring a bell? Anyone with the least bit of interest in interior design will be well aware by now of Pantone’s chosen colour shades for this year – Rose Quartz and Serenity. In a highly unusual move the US-based colour authority (whose influence is world-wide) chose two shades which work very well together. Today though we’re just focusing on one of those – Serenity.
Regarded by the Pantone team as “light and airy like the sky above” the soft pale blue serenity is a perfect shade for a bedroom or even a bathroom. That’s because it’s what Pantone call ‘a cool and soothing’ shade which will bring a sense of ‘respite’ to a room. The group’s executive director Leatrice Eiseman explained.

“Serenity comforts with a calming effect, bringing a feeling of respite even in turbulent times. A transcendent blue, Serenity provides us with a naturally connected sense of space.”

Cool Kitchen

And certainly this kitchen could be described as offering a retreat from the world with its lovely cool vibe (we’re guessing this features in the home of a dwelling in a hot country).



The calming bedroom in Serenity shown below certainly looks incredibly restful. The gold portrait frame and warm mahogany coffee table just stop it from becoming too ‘cold’.f310c8d4ac8a6b0134b4346cb14bf82b


Looking for a new shade for the hallway? Then you could do a lot worse than opt for Serenity – especially if you have lovely warm wooden floorboards such as these in the following image:


Subtle Accessory

Of course, Serenity doesn’t have to be the dominant colour in the room. This Serenity coloured silk cushion for instance is merely an accessory but it works well in bringing out the blue and grey in the nearby heavy curtains.



Then again, why not use it to give your front door a refreshing new shade (especially since – in the eyes of Pantone – it matches well with pink and red-toned bricks):


Like a summer breeze

Live in a hot country? Then paint your garden shed in Serenity, like this homeowner in New York has done. Great in the summer but we can’t help thinking it’s going to look very cold when those famous east coast snow storms start (but then again, he or she won’t be gardening at that point anyhow):


Partner with Rose Quartz

I know we said we weren’t going to mention Rose Quartz (the other shade chosen by Pantone for 2016) but we loved the following bedroom with a Serenity style chaise-lounge so much that we simply couldn’t resist it. So, here is Serenity with its Pantone partner via the painted walls. And we must admit, they do go well together – especially in a bedroom:



And we’re not the only ones who think so, of course. Home furnishing designers Parker Knoll has produced a beautiful striped footstool combining both colours:





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