We all want our homes to be a haven of calm and well-being, a place in which we can relax and escape the stresses of modern day living.

This year, Pantone – the global trend setter for paint colours – has chosen two especially soothing hues for its joint Colour of the Year.

The soft, pastel pink Rose Quartz, and pale blue Serenity make the perfect partners when it comes to creating a chilled-out interior design scheme.

As Pantone says: “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.” Sounds good to me!

A great starting point is this Aluetta sofa in a pretty pale blue from master furniture makers, ercol. This stylishly designed, classic sofa collection has an elegant silhouette and sumptuously deep, comfortable cushions. The shape is further defined by archetypical solid oak legs – a hallmark of ercol design.

Aluetta Lifestyle

I love the delicate rose print of the Aluetta Armchair and cushion fabric, which adds an air of elegance to the range. Bright white walls and window shutters complete the overall look and create an oasis that’s cool, calm and collected.

To warm things up a little, this Bolshoi Rug with its pretty pink patchwork design, makes the perfect partner to the Aluetta range. Woven on Jacquard Wilton looms in a combination of wool and cotton chenille, the rug’s distressed texture gives a gently worn, antique look, which I love.

Bolshoi Rug

The versatility of this pastel colour combination, means that it will work in small or large rooms – be it a bedroom, lounge or dining room.

If you don’t fancy a complete overhaul, a few choice accessories in the chosen colours can pep up a neutral room, with minimal fuss.

Give your sofa a breath of fresh air with this gorgeous Seedpod Sea Foam Cushion. Its cotton fabric and cute, folksy pattern is soft to the touch and spot on for adding a touch of blue to your lounge.


Add in pastel blue and pink accessories with metallic finishes for more splash and sparkle. This Rose Gold Dimple Dimpled Table Lamp is simply stunning, I love its high-shine effect and unique, dimpled finish. Combine with the ceiling pendant for continuity.

Rose Gold Dimpled Lamp

Whether your home is contemporary or traditional in style, the pairing of Rose Quartz and Serenity creates a relaxing vibe that will fill your home with a sense of calm and well-being.

All of these products are available online.