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Shopping Finds in Rose Quartz

Rose quartz, one of Pantone’s two colors of 2016, inspires endless options in the world of decorating.  Color pyschology tells us that pink is calming, tranquil.  Understandably, many of us seek to achieve that sort of atmosphere in our homes.  If you’ve climbed aboard the rose quartz bandwagon, here are some exceptional finds to consider as you decorate.

Shopping for Rose Quartz Decor | Motley Decor

There’s something about the way light filters through pink (or rose quartz) vintage glassware that is just undeniably beautiful.   This 8-piece vanity set that I found on etsy is no exception.  It would be gorgeous displayed on a vanity or even a bathroom counter.

Shopping for Rose Quartz | Velvet | Motley Decor

Velvet is another material that makes me weak in the knees when it takes on a rosy hue.  This throw pillow from Layla Grace shimmers in rose quartz.

Shopping for Rose Quartz Decor

Rose gold, rose quartz’s sister is also having a moment and–like sisters–the two belong together.  The geometric design of this table is a foil to the feminine finish, making for an unexpected statement piece.  Available at Gilt.

Shopping finds in rose quartz | Motley Decor

Few things can rival the romance of candlelight.  And, whether it’s a pressed glass candlestick or a gilded sconce, colored taper candles are a subtle but lovely to inject color into a room.  Why not try these?

Wallpaper & other finds in rose quartz | Motley Decor

How fun is this tiger damask wallpaper in rose quartz?  It would be stunning in a powder room, bedroom, or walk-in closet.  Design by Nouveau Bohemian via Spoonflower.

Shopping for Rose Quartz decor on Motley Decor

This art print could add a little edge to a pink room, while blending in at the same time.  Discovered on 1stdibs.

Rose gold mirror & other rose quartz pink finds on Motley Decor

I couldn’t resist adding one more rose gold item to this list after stumbling across this awesome mirror on JonathanAdler.com.  It feels unapologetically glamorous with an updated Art Deco vibe.  Who wouldn’t want to gussy up in front of this?

Motley Decor Kinda Sorta Predicted Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year

A couple of weeks ago, I posted 7 Surprisingly Chic Paint Colors, in which, I listed my top picks for wall and paint colors that might not instantly jump to mind, but often turn out looking fabulous.  At the top of my list, in spots 1 and 2 were Blush and Periwinkle, respectively.  So, you can imagine my excitement when color powerhouse and paint authority Pantone announced that their 2016 Color of the Year–or more accurately their colors of the year–are Rose Quartz and Serenity.

Let’s be honest: the only difference between Rose Quartz and Blush is a pinch of beige in the latter.  Otherwise, they are both soothing, pastel shades of pink.

And Serenity is simply a shade or two lighter than Periwinkle.  Both are blue hues, bordering on violet.

So, if kinda sorta forecasting Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year–or colors of the year–doesn’t lend Motley Decor some serious street cred, then I don’t know what…

Of course, it hadn’t occurred to me to use these two colors in concert as Pantone is clearly suggesting.  This seems like a slippery slope that could result in your “grown up” room looking like a co-ed nursery.  However, here are some tips for avoiding that…

1.  Double Down on One or the Other

2016 Color of the Year Palette Idea 1

The idea here is give priority to one of the colors and then add layers of similar shades.    In this example, Serenity combines with Indigo, Navy, and Turquoise, forming a blue majority.  Complimentary colors Cranberry and Rose Quartz serve as accents.

2.  Choose a Neutral Base

2016 Color of the Year Palette Idea 2

Sometimes establishing a neutral base, allows accent colors to be seen more clearly.  In a sea of neutrals, the eye is drawn to color and that color is untainted by competing hues.  Here, Ivory, Camel, Chocolate, and White are used generously, shifting attention to the minority shades of Rose Quartz and Serenity.  A pinch of Olive (arguably a neutral) makes a small cameo as well.

3.  Embrace Adjacent Hues

Color of the Year Palette Ideas, 3 of 3

The distance between Rose Quartz and Serenity on the color wheel is purple territory.  So, naturally, shades of violet marry well with this color combo.  Above, Thistle, Aubergine, and Grape mingle with Color of the Year 1 and Color of the Year 2 effortlessly.  To add interest, Aqua and Lake are thrown in, representing the hues adjacent to Serenity on the other side of the color wheel.

So, what do you think about Pantone’s 2016 color of the year selections?  Were you surprised?  Will this impact your home decorating plans for 2016?

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