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How to Pair Spring Flowers With 2016 Pantone Colors

This year was the first year Pantone named two colors of the year instead of one — rose quartz and serenity. They’re softer tones than in years past and are meant to channel mindfulness and well-being.

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For their Spring 2016 palette, they added eight more colors, both vibrant and subtle, to create a balanced combination that aims to transcend cultural and gender norms and signify both excitement and stability.

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These colors are great inspiration to use when sprucing up your home. The vibrant colors like fiesta and buttercup would work great for statement pieces to brighten up a space, while the softer hues are good for complementing existing design elements. 

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When integrating colors into decor, many follow the 60-30-10 rule where 60% of the room is a dominant color, 30% is a secondary color, and 10% is an accent color. This helps to tie together both neutral and bright colors, providing just the right amount of visual interest.

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Colors also influence the mood of a room. According to the principles of feng shui, red stands for fame, understanding, and courtesy; yellow stands for reliable, calming, and centering; blue stands for communication, wisdom, and social interactions; and green stands for the beginning of new life. 

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A great way to integrate these colors into your home is by adding small details. One simple way to do this is by using flowers. This time of year is the perfect time to play around with flowers in your decor. During spring, countless flowers in nearly every color start to bloom. To help you find the right flowers for your home, FTD put together spring flower and Pantone color mood boards. If rose quartz is your favorite, try decorating with cherry blossoms, peonies, or camellias. If you prefer snorkel blue try delphinium, morning glory, or primrose. Whatever you choose, they’re sure to brighten your room and make it smell great!


Caroline enjoys writing on a variety of topics including interior design and gardening. When she’s not writing, she can be found playing volleyball and enjoying local craft beers. FTD has been delivering quality flowers since 1910. They to inspire, support, and delight their customers while helping them express life’s most important sentiments.

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