A new year brings a new choice for the coveted Pantone Colour of the Year. Actually, it was announced in December but the new year brings great opportunity for incorporating it into your life and of course into your events. This year Pantone upped their game for 2016 by picking two complementary colours instead of just one colour as they had previously been doing since 2000.

Allow us to introduce to you the relaxing colour selections for this year…meet Rose Quartz and Serenity.

Rose Quartz & Serenity

“Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.” – As described by Pantone.com

These calming and relaxed pink and blue tones are lovely together whether you use soft or hard materials and can be appealing in different finishes whether matte, metallic, or glossy. So throw away your thinking that pastel pinks and blues are most appropriate for baby showers. Below are some great event ideas using Rose Quartz and Serenity to put together a sophisticated event any adult would feel lucky to attend.

Event Ideas Using Rose Quartz and Serenity


Table Settings

event ideas using rose quartz and serenity: table setting

Source: HeyWeddingLady.com, WaterfordEventRentals.com, Brabbu.com, TemeculaWeddingPlanning.com

The easiest way to incorporate Rose Quartz and Serenity into your event design is with a table setting using these colour combinations. Rental companies offer tablecloths, napkins, plates, glasses, utensils, candlesticks, etc. in an array of colours of so mix and match light blues and pinks to create the perfect table design. If this colour palette seems too “frilly” for your event, incorporate punches of darker blues or bright pinks for a bolder, less-romantic look.

Sage Tip: If you can’t find a rental provider offering items in the colour palette you’re looking for, consider purchasing items and then selling to brides-to-be during wedding season. Crate & Barrel offers tons of beautiful flatware and service dishes in rose gold and gorgeous chargers in galvanized steel. Both fit the colour palette perfectly and what bride wouldn’t want items like these on her big day, especially if she’s after the ultra-trendy, shabby chic, unmatched look.



event ideas using rose quartz and serenity: lighting

Source: RevelryEventDesigners.com, BostonEventLighting.com, EVogaEvents.com, BellaVistaDesigns.com

Lighting is always the most versatile option for incorporating any colour scheme but it works particularly well with the pink and blue colour scheme. Try incorporating lighting into a bar set-up to really make it pop. Or create focal points by washing the room in a light pink colour and then uplighting venue features such as pillars and crown moulding in blue to make them stand out. Today’s LED technology allows for literally any colour combination. Lighting suppliers can easily set all lighting to a Rose Quartz and Serenity colour scheme by simply moving a dial on their iPad controls, transforming a bland space into a serene oasis in a matter of seconds.

Sage Tip: Don’t be afraid of lighting. While it might seem complicated and expensive, it’s not as cost prohibitive as you think and is often the most impactful decor item you can budget for. In our opinion, that makes it well worth the investment.


Everything Else

event ideas using rose quartz and serenity: florals, dessert buffet

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Floral centrepieces are another easy way to incorporate the Pantone Colours of the year into your event decor. Ask your florist to use flowers and accent items in pink and blue tones. Roses, hydrangeas, delphiniums, orchids, tulips, blue cremons and blue spiders are all great options. If you prefer a monochromatic floral look, select one colour choice and then incorporate the other colour with candles or chair sashes or even room surround draperies.

Sage Tip: Flowers can also be hand tinted or died blue for a more dramatic look. Not all florists are familiar with this technique so be sure to check with your supplier beforehand.

Additionally, you can ‘WOW’ your guests by incorporating these colours into your food and beverage offerings. It’s easy to make a pink or blue beverages like punch or martinis using different juices, simple syrups, or liqueurs like Blue Curaçao that taste great and look even better when mixed with the right cocktail. Another relatively easy way to incorporate this colour palette is with a dessert buffet.  Macaroons, cakes, cupcakes, and cookies can all add touches of any colour scheme. Or if you’re looking for something a bit more fun, channel your inner child by creating a candy bar with items like pink rock candy sticks, blue raspberry gummy rings, jelly beans, sour straws, chocolate covered blueberries and of course pink and blue striped lolly pops.

Sage Advice

Unsure about using these colour combinations together? They can also be lovely on their own or in combination with whites or other mid-tones including greens, purples, rich browns and red tones.

If you like these event ideas using rose quartz and serenity then you’ll love the customized ideas we can put together for your next event. Contact us today at sageadvice@eventsage.com for a quote.


Vanna Bailey

Vanna Bailey

Having worked the majority of my career in experiential event marketing for large brands, I appreciate spreadsheets and all the small details that go into putting on an event. I understand how a simple plan can turn into a chaotic mess and hope to give helpful insights into how it can be done better. I am also the new Marketing Coordinator here at Eventsage.

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