MOOD OF THE MONTH - ROSE QUARTZ
May is here and it’s time to announce which color we are going to celebrate through the month. We chose pantone Rose Quartz 13-1520, a persuasive yet gentle tone of pink, that conveys compassion and a sense of composure.
Pink home decor begun its journey as a mainstream upward trend around 2016, when Rose Quartz was announced color of the year. Unlikely some other trends which turned out to be one year wonders not standing the test of time, we expect that pink will continue to dominate as a go to colour of choice in 2019 and 2020.
Pantone changed the history of color in 2016 by introducing two shades as color of the year: not just Rose Quartz, but also Serenity blue. The mix of both colors evoke a sense of tranquillity and nostalgia, however both of these colours can be surprisingly sophisticated and modern when used correctly.
HYSTORY AND SYMBOLISM OF PINK
Pink is regarded widely in the western world as the color of femininity. Because of this, it is used to bring awareness to breast cancer, applied to many women’s products, and considered a color predominately used and worn by women. However, this has not always been the case. Originally it was considered to be a color suited to little boys, as red was a man’s color, and pink it’s younger sister hue. Similarly, in Japan pink is a color associated with masculinity, the pink cherry blossom trees thought to be symbols of fallen Japanese warriors.
When it comes to shades of pink, softer, lighter tones often promote innocence, girlhood, nurturing, love, and gentleness, and these soft shades are actually thought to increase female physical strength.
When it comes to branding pink is used in a variety of ways. Arguably the most common application is on brands that predominately cater towards women. As pink is a symbol of femininity in Western cultures, brands like Victoria’s Secret, Priceline, and Cosmopolitan all use the color to get the attention of their demographic.
You must have already noticed how pink interiors have dramatically grown in popularity lately. We are happy to see, that in recent years and unlike ever before pink appears to have taken centre stage and shaken off its non gender neutral labels which had been largely associated with the innocence of childhood, tenderness, ultra femininity and uber delicate romance.
1. Made: Alana - Double Bed, Copper
2. Westelm: Mitzi Bedside Table - Thundercloud
3. CB2: desi - white marble table clock
4. Maisons du monde: MONCEAU -Mint Green Porcelain Flower Candle Holder
5. Muuto: Grain pedant lamp
6. Made: Alana Valet, Copper
7. Desenio: Pink popy buds no1 post
8. The poster club: So a Bonati- Sasha
9. CB2: Orville rug
Hopefully you got some new inspiration and will introduce some Rose Quartz into your life. Have a lovely May everyone!
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