Let's Look Back at 2016's Pantone Color of the Year (Because Why Not?)

In 2016, Pantone announced for the first time that there would be not one but two colors of the year: Rose Quartz and Serenity. The two pastel shades were meant to serve as an "antidote to modern-day stresses," the company stated, proving that these peaceful tones can, in fact, be used beyond the nursery.

Two years later, it's safe to say that modern-day stresses are still very much present in our lives. And while we're always looking forward to the next big trends, and it might also be time to revisit these peaceful tones as paint colors of choice in our homes. Are you ready to give your space a much-needed peaceful refresh? Draw inspiration from these beautiful pink and blue rooms in Pantone's 2016 colors of the year.

This story was originally published on January 6, 2016. It was updated on February 22, 2018.