July 26, 2016 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |


Every year the interiors and fashion industries await the Pantone colour of the year selection, around which many trends in both sectors are then based. This year was a surprising selection, with ‘Rose Quartz’ and ‘Serenity’ as the two main feature shades.

“As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to the stress of modern day lives, welcoming colours that psychologically fulfil the yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent,” says Pantone.

The soft pinks and blues that are now ‘on trend’ feel similar to the colours favoured in the fifties. This was a time of hope, looking to a new post war future when loving the home and mass production of furniture and homewares really took off.

Smeg and Le Creuset, two manufacturers who’ styling embraces a retro theme have both brought out new ranges including the new pastel colours.  So you can now update your kitchen with the latest co-ordinated accessories.

These fairly lights are an easy accessory to use in a child’s bedroom and create a calm glow, or perhaps even a nursery as they work well for both sexes.


Re-upholstering an old settee or re-covering some scatter cushions adds serene palette to your living space. This new geometric Romo fabric gives a little more interest than just a block colour.


Furniture manufacturers have also brought out pieces reflecting the style of the 50’s but in a new organic way.

Adding unique furniture pieces to a room with rugs, free standing lamps and accessories creates a quirky space with lots of interesting features. Yet when they are all brought together using this colour  palette the overall effect is still calm yet interesting!