Colour Your World | #17 Pantone Rose Quartz {Colour Of The Year 2016}

It’s the first of my Pantone posts for 2016 and what better way to start of than with one of their hotly anticipated colours of the year? This year Pantone have bucked the trend and chosen not one but two colours.

The first is Pantone Rose Quartz.

Now I’ve always said that I’m not particularly ‘girly’ and sugary pinks are certainly not high up on my list of favourite colours but I LOVE this shade.

It’s one of the most wearable, flattering tones that you can have next to your skin and it looks amazing in the home as well.

Team it with metallics — old-gold or copper sit beautifully alongside it — or sit it next to a fresh, leafy green shade and you’ll be in colour heaven.

There are so many things available to buy in Rose Quartz, on the high street, at the moment. It seems to have taken the retailers by storm and I spotted so many lovely products, it was difficult to narrow them down.

But I was so taken by this beautiful, bird print bedding from M&S that I figured it might be nice to work a little story around it.

Colour Your World in Pantone Rose Quartz


1. Pink Shaded Vase — Zara Home
2. Phoebe Bird Print Bedding Set — Marks and Spencer
3. Magnolia Arrangement In Glass Vase — Next
4. Moroccan Babouche Slippers — Bohemia Design
5. Sophia Lamp by Betty Jackson — Debenhams
6. Pastel Pink Emulsion Paint — George Home
7. Jacquard Weave Blanket — H&M
8. Pink Salamis Parhassus Butterfly Print — Graham and Green

Pantone colour of the year 2016

Beautiful bedding in Pantone Rose Quartz — the colour Of The Year 2016

So there we have it.

Pretty pink picks, for a restful and romantic bedroom.

Obviously, a room full of pink accessories may not be to everyone’s taste but paint a wall in this lovely shade and — according to Dita Don Teese, in last week’s Sunday Times magazine

‘…if you have pink walls you can look amazing naked in every room.’

Now, isn’t that worth painting everything in Pantone Rose Quartz for?

Next time we’ll be looking at:


Caro Davies
Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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  1. Robyn
    18th February 2016 / 7:53 am

    Love the quote, although I’m fairly certain I wouldn’t risk painting all my walls pink to find out if it’s true (I suspect it’s not, unless you are Dita Von Tesse!). Lovely collection of items, I like the lamp the most.

    • 18th February 2016 / 10:15 am

      I love the quote too!!! I can imagine her parading round her pink house in her birthday suit!! Haha! Hilarious!! :)

  2. 18th February 2016 / 10:27 am

    I am chuckling at that quote! I’m not a huge fan of pink but I love this shade – in fact I am currently wearing a jumper in this shade. How on trend am I! I adore the vase and the lamp, funnily enough I was just thinking this morning that I need a lamp for my bedroom x

    • 18th February 2016 / 10:39 am

      It’s funny isn’t it? I’m not a huge fan either but I LOVE this shade!! My boy wears shirts — and ties — in it too, so it’s obviously a colour that transcends both genders :)

  3. 18th February 2016 / 10:38 am

    I’ve got to say I’m not a girly girl either really but this is a really lovely shade of pink and in a house of boys, I’m trying to put my stamp on our home with selected shades of pink and purple. I think this may be my favourite shade and subtle hints would go great in my lounge with my copper gold accessories and teal coloured sofa. Fabulous quote too!

    • 22nd February 2016 / 10:08 am

      YES! It would look fabulous with teal!!! What a gorgeous combo! And, I’m with you re being outnumbered!! I’m a lone female in a houseful of 3 boys. Although I do love being queen of my castle :)

  4. Helen at Casa Costello
    18th February 2016 / 10:49 am

    The quote made me howl laughing! I reckon I could put the qualities of Rose Quartz to the test ;-) I love this colour though – The gently pink that we have all been crying out for rather than Disney pink!

    • 22nd February 2016 / 10:06 am

      Haha!! I love the thought of Dita VT parading round her pink house in the nuddy!! Hilarious!! :) I might like to do the same but I don’t think I’d have quite the same effect!!

  5. 18th February 2016 / 11:49 am

    Beautiful! Spring is really in the air. Until now I was a get undressed and get under the duvet quick kinda girl, now I’m thinking I might paint my walls pink and have a little dance

    • 22nd February 2016 / 10:01 am

      Aaah what a gorgeous thought!! :) Maybe Dita Von Teese is on to something :)

  6. 18th February 2016 / 12:06 pm

    What lovely picks. Pink is such a homely colour. Really brightens up a room xx

    • 22nd February 2016 / 9:59 am

      Aaah I agree Sarah — even if it’s just a little vase of flowers! Pink definitely lifts a room :)

  7. 18th February 2016 / 2:22 pm

    such a beautiful delicate colour – i don’t think my husband would let me get away with it though! :p

    • 22nd February 2016 / 9:58 am

      Haha!! My boy quite likes it, thankfully! :) He has shirts and ties in this shade so I think I’m safe!! :)

  8. Kerry
    18th February 2016 / 7:54 pm

    I’m not girly either, but I do like this shade and the things you’ve picked out are lovely xxx

  9. 18th February 2016 / 8:01 pm

    I absolutely adore this colour. It’s so pretty without being sickly. I need more of it in my home!! That lamp from Debenhams is seriously covetable!

    • 22nd February 2016 / 9:56 am

      Yep — I love it too. So gentle — without being saccharine. Currently trying to work out what I can paint in it ;)

  10. 18th February 2016 / 9:33 pm

    Oh I love this colour, and that bedding is beautiful! I have a lump of rose quartz by my bed xxx

    • 22nd February 2016 / 9:55 am

      I have a little lump of Rose Quartz by my bed too! It’s the symbol of love apparently :)

  11. 18th February 2016 / 10:25 pm

    i do love this shade and as a mum of three boys it’s nice to inject a little femininity here and there just to make my mark! I do find I sway toward blues and greys round the house but you’ve really got me thinking now. I really like that lamp.

    • 23rd February 2016 / 9:11 am

      Well this year, the pairing colour for Rose Quartz is a beautiful blue shade called Serenity. If you’ve already gone for blues and greys, the pink would sit beautifully with it!! ;)

  12. Stephanie
    19th February 2016 / 2:17 am

    I was laughing at the quote. I think the lamp is gorgeous!

    • 22nd February 2016 / 9:55 am

      The quote is hilarious isn’t it?! I love Dita’s conviction in this colour! ;)

  13. Georgina
    19th February 2016 / 10:37 am

    This is my favourite colour EVER! I love the shade and I accessorise with Gold. LOVE your style picks- the lamp is gorgeous! xx

  14. Lisa@Intotheglade
    19th February 2016 / 11:30 am

    That is such a beautiful shade. I went off pink when both my girls had, at different times, pink bedrooms. However, I think this is a lovely shade and I have been thinking for a while of having it in our bedroom. You have picked out some beautiful pieces and I love that bedding from M&S, so pretty xx

    • 22nd February 2016 / 9:52 am

      Yep — I keep dithering with painting our bedroom in it. I painted the bath in this shade and LOVE it! :)

  15. Idaintyit
    19th February 2016 / 5:29 pm

    ooh such a pretty colour, my husband would go mad it I painted our room that colour though haha

  16. 19th February 2016 / 5:42 pm

    Oooo I’m not a girly girl but that Rose Quartz is pretty dreamy!!

  17. 20th February 2016 / 9:50 pm

    I never thought of myself as much of a pink girl either but I’ve grown to like it a lot more! This is a gorgeous shade and I love all the items you’ve chosen. The M&S bedding and the H&M blanket are gorgeous! xx

    • 22nd February 2016 / 9:50 am

      It’s SUCH a lovely, gentle colour isn’t it? I love the bedding too — I spotted a chair in the same pattern too, the other day!! LOVE it :)

  18. 21st February 2016 / 7:11 am

    Love these picks, that bedlinen is beautiful, I love Roze Quartz, along with Serenity, some other blue tones that is going to be my new bedroom design.

    • 22nd February 2016 / 9:32 am

      It’s lovely isn’t it? Much more patterned — and feminine — than I’d usually go for but I absolutely love it! :)

  19. 21st February 2016 / 4:34 pm

    I’m so glad I saw this post! I worked in fashion for around years but now I’m a work at home mum it’s hard to keep up with colour trends, and now I’ve launched my children’s clothing brand it’s good to know the Pantone colours of the year! xx

    • 22nd February 2016 / 9:22 am

      It’s such a good thing to know if you’re in the retail/design industry. Always amazing to see how the Pantone predictions filter down to the high street — and beyond!:)

  20. 23rd February 2016 / 11:38 am

    Love these posts Caro- and so glad you are back doing them! I’m not a pink person but this shade is beautiful x x Looking forward to the next colour….

    • 26th February 2016 / 8:51 pm

      Aaah thanks chickie. I don’t think Ill ever stop doing them — it’s one of my favourite sources of inspiration. I LOVE seeing how the Pantone forecast filters down to the high street xx

  21. 24th February 2016 / 8:50 pm

    Caro I love the bedding set it is just beautiful, and I would love lots of pink but I mention it and the boys hyperventilate, I ave just bought some bedding with pink in, but now want the Marks’s set I just love pretty pinks and delicate pinks, Caro I love your Panatone Posts x

    • 25th February 2016 / 7:13 pm

      Aah I LOVE it too!! I’m not a fab of patterned bedding usually but I absolutely LOVE that bird print. They even do a whole range of chairs in it — just gorgeous!!

  22. 26th February 2016 / 1:47 pm

    Reminds me of texas and southern baking, it’s just such a comforting colour. :) Great suggestions for decorating too! xx

  23. 26th February 2016 / 3:54 pm

    Gorgeous colour, if really love the bird print, so pretty! X

    • 26th February 2016 / 7:05 pm

      It’s gorgeous isn’t it? I’m in love with the bird print! :)

    • 26th February 2016 / 8:45 pm

      It’s so pretty isn’t it?! They have matching chairs too! Just gorgeous!! :)

  24. 4th March 2016 / 9:39 pm

    What great colours, really well picked to blend together. Love your blog! :)

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