We are continuing our color spectrum series but before moving to yellow hues I must stop and express my obsession with what I am calling rose quartz.¬† This soft hue is in full fashion right now and can be called so many names – Blush, rose gold, petal…Apple has Pink Sand…Sherwin-Williams has Pink Lotus to name just a few.¬† The range is soft pinks and even into very soft ivory with coral tint.¬† But – this is not peach!¬† You can walk through any fashion- forward retailer or look at fashion and design publications and you will be bombarded with this easy-going hue.
Why do I love it?¬† First of all, to me it optimizes femininity.¬† In a world where so many of us women are in constant motion our balance can swing to yang from yin very frequently.¬† Sometimes we can lose our sense of who we are because we are always looking to “get things done” or “cross something off the list”, all very masculine and yang.¬† Even creative energy is yang.¬† We have to intentionally look for ways to soften, relax, and simply feel more feminine.
Wearing this color is almost a no-brainer if you are wanting to feel more feminine or relaxed.¬† ¬†While it does not take the place of intentional activities to soften our tough selves such as a regular yoga practice, meditation, journaling, or your favorite way to decompress, you will get instant satisfaction putting on something in a rose quartz tint.¬† I can almost guarentee you will¬† feel pretty and elegant.¬† That doesn’t mean to disregard all the other vibrant colors in our closets- just have some of these tints to work with especially with the warmer weather approaching.
Using this color in your home decor can be both lovely and tricky.¬† Painting your bedroom one of these tints is sure to increase romance, just be aware some tints may look like a baby’s room- others might look like mauve from the 80’s.¬† I recently put up a few swatches and my husband could not get on board.
Of course fabrics and accents can do the trick without as much commitment as painting walls.¬† Look at these gorgeous wall covering samples – even in small doses adding textural interest with one of these can surely transform a space.
The crystal rose quartz is the stone of unconditional love and infinite peace.¬† It is the most important crystal for the heart and heart chakra, teaching the true essence of love.¬† It purifies and opens the heart on all levels and brings deep inner healing and self-love.¬† We all can benefit from opening and healing our hearts especially in today’s world.
There are endless ways beautiful rose quartz can be introduced to your world.¬† If you haven’t already, give it a try and enjoy the tranquility!