How Colors Transfer to Home Furnishings: Rose Quartz and Serenity

“I like light, color, luminosity. I like things full of color and vibrant.”

~Oscar de la Renta


Designers, painters, architects, publishers, and many others are guided by color in their work and lives. In fact, there’s an entire psychology of color. Certain colors and palettes resonate strongly with some, while the same hues may leave others cold.


Hospitals study colors when designing spaces, pharmaceutical companies place a great deal of emphasis on the color of pills, and most companies research hues and palettes when branding their products. Color makes a statement; it sets a mood.


Home and office décor are no different. The experienced designers at Phelan’s, much like Mr. de la Renta, love to play and experiment with color. We customize interiors and materials to suit your tastes. For more than 80 years, we have been Iowa’s largest full-service provider of home and commercial designs and products.


Just as styles change, so too do color schemes. Our designers stay on top of trends and design through ongoing education and professional conferences. This year we’re pleased to announce that Pantone’s color of the year is a soft blend of two schemes: Rose Quartz and Serenity. The color scheme is pictured below.

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Imagine the hues of a baby boy’s blue nursery room merged with the sweet softness of an infant girl’s pink dress. Think of peace and calm and security and you’ll have a feel for the impact of Rose Quartz and Serenity furnishings and interior design spaces.


The combination of these gender bending colors is a lovely blend. You’ll notice them everywhere— in clothing, makeup, wall paint, nail polish, shoes, and of course, in home furnishings.


The photo below shows how complementary and warm these colors can be together.


At Phelan’s we’re proud to work with nearly two dozen major manufacturers. If you find the perfect piece, we can have it slip-covered or dyed or modified to fit your particular tastes. We also work with vendors who custom design furniture and home furnishings. Because of our strong partnerships in the furniture industry, we’re able to deliver what you need, when you need it.


We know you’ll love this year’s Rose Quartz and Serenity. But we also have many other different designs and looks you’ll love too. Visit our expansive showroom, talk with one of our experienced designers, or browse our many online offerings.


No matter what the year or trend, no matter the color or design, we have something for everyone at Phelan’s. We work with every budget and welcome every size project.


Contact us today. Let’s get started transforming your home or office.