Can colour evoke mindfulness ?

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The concepts of mindfulness and well–being continue to dominate conversations. Which then seems only fitting that Pantone should select 2 colours that symbolise and embody key qualities that we’ll need so much in 2016 balance, calmness, wellness and tranquility.

Rose Quartz & Serenity

Serenity takes on an opally blue hue (minus the iridescence) and has a naturally breezy essence that renders it both muted and saturated while Rose Quartz is on the paler side of pink with a warm glow. When combined together rose quartz and serenity transcend duality and create a balance between a warmer embracing rose and the cooler tranquil blue, representing connection and wellness . As well as a soothing sense of order and peace. Creating an effortless palette that is reminiscent of more mindful times.

Rose Quartz & Serenity 2

As we seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to the stresses bought on by our always on digital lives. We are welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security with soft blush tones trickling into commercial interior design community for a few years now in the form of upholstery and high luster rose gold finishes, so it’s time to start thinking about its more permanent home. Pastel colors are transitioning into the realm of neutrals while we continue to emphasize highly saturated and neon color accents. Pair blush tones with pale cool neutrals in the form steel grey & iron blue and accompany with patinaed or matte finish copper tones for a touch of authenticity. Picture floor to ceiling glass with natural light flooding in across bleached wood floors, Equal Measure , Narratives carpet collection underfoot, an upholstered felt blush mid-century modern sofa decorated in slubby oversized knits and chunky hand woven tapestries.

Rose Quartz & Serenity 3

The human mind craves real experiences – so create a serene oasis that is more about the tactile world than the digital one.

 

 

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