Outdoor Furniture and Pantone’s Color of the Year

Outdoor Furniture and Pantone’s Color of the Year

For the first time ever, Pantone has chosen two colors for its 2016 Color of the Year: Rose Quartz (13-1520) and Serenity (15-3919). Both cool and warm, feminine and masculine, this pink and blue duo is a symbolic reminder of the importance of finding balance in our lives. Together, they are a calming and tranquil combination, making them ideal for creating a relaxing color palette for outdoor furniture.

Using the Colors of the Year in Your Outdoor Furniture Lines

Pantone’s color mavens suggest several color pairings to increase this sense of balance, all of which work well as cushions, pillows and accessories with today’s outdoor living trends. 

This palette’s natural hues are the perfect complements to the two sky-inspired colors of the year:Natural pantone colors


The earthy colors in this palette serve as a foundation for the more ethereal Rose Quartz and Serenity:Earthy Pantone colors


The consistent value and muted tones of this palette makes it a versatile and utilitarian choice for outdoor decorating: Muted Pantone colors


The purple, gray and other blue tones of this palette further emphasize the warm and cool duality of this year’s colors:Cool Pantone colors

This neutral-heavy palette makes the pink and blue combo pop: Neutral Pantone colors

The warmer tones of this palette mix with Serenity and Rose Quartz to create a rich, on-trend color scheme (note the cameo appearance of Marsala, the 2015 color of the year!):Warm Pantone colors


This soft palette is simple and clean, showing how this year’s colors can play a role in today's modern furniture trend:Soft Pantone colors


This rainbow of a palette creates a pleasing harmony that offers a little something for everyone:Rainbow Pantone colors


Incorporating any of these palettes into pillows, cushions and other items to accompany your outdoor furniture collections will allow buyers to continue enjoying their outdoor living spaces from sunup until well past sunset. 

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