Monday,16 July, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1285, (3 - 9 March 2016)
Monday,16 July, 2018
Issue 1285, (3 - 9 March 2016)

Ahram Weekly

Entre Nous: The colour of the year

Inspired by nature, the Pantone Colour Institute in the US has for the first time this year selected two colours to be its colours of the year: serenity, the tranquil blue of an endless blue sky, and rose quartz, a warm and energising velvety pink.

Frankie Elmquist, a Norwegian interior architect and home design specialist, brings her expertise in using the colours to home design through room sketcher websiste. She offers the following tips:

• Use serenity and rose quartz together or separately in your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen or home office designs to create a sense of peace, balance and tranquillity;

• Split your bedroom in half and use serenity on two walls and rose quartz on the other two. To create balance, use blue accessories against the rose backdrop and pink accessories against the blue background. Add a single accent colour in yellow-gold to complete the look;

• Accessorise rose quartz and serenity with home decor in metal finishes such as silver, brass and bronze, or with marble finishes in white, green and black;

• To pair them with other colours, look for soft browns and greys, winey-purples, bluish-greens, warm peach tones and rich yellow-golds.

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