Beauty

Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz + Serenity Blue = Beautiful! 

Shades of blue create a calming environment in this sitting room at 4331 Lorraine Avenue in Highland Park. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 

We’ll admit it. When Pantone announced its color of the year for 2016 – actually, the colors Rose Quartz and Serenity – our first reaction was, “Huh? Pink and pastel blue?”

But we’ve warmed to the idea, which was exactly the idea the color experts at Pantone had.

“As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”

Soothing. Peaceful. Warm. Tranquil.

We love it.

Here are some wonderful (and soothing) examples of how these colors work in the home:

Creating ambience, embracing the urban sunset
Museum Tower Penthouse, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas Arts District-aerial view
Credit: Museum Tower Penthouse

Relaxing backdrop for a casual room
5139 Buena Vista Drive 75034, Frisco, Tim Cox, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-living
Credit: 5139 Buena Vista Drive, Frisco

Classic – and soothing – for sleeping
Omni Penthouse, 1301 Throckmorton Street #3301 Fort Worth 76102, Allison Hayden and Margo Bentsen, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Downtown Fort Worth-bedroom in Serenity Blue
Credit: Omni Penthouse, 1301 Throckmorton Street #3301, Fort Worth

Serenity to lighten and brighten dining nook
4331 Lorraine Avenue Dallas 75205, Tom Hughes, homes for sale in Highland Park-dining bar
Credit: 4331 Lorraine Avenue, Highland Park

Cool blue cushions offset a pop of pink
3640 Middlewood Drive 76109, Riverhills, John Zimmerman, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Fort Worth-living
Credit: 3640 Middlewood Drive, Riverhills

Interplay: Serenity + Rose Quartz = Lavender
5330 Drane Drive 75209, Greenway Parks, Elly Holder, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-bed
Credit: 5330 Drane DriveGreenway Parks

For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.

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