Pantone Colours of the Year 2016
For the first time Pantone introduces two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity as the PANTONE Color of the Year 2016. Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the spread of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of relief and relaxation even in turbulent times.
Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate a natural 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. The combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity also challenges traditional perceptions of color association.
Often perceived as a typically “feminine” colour, the sweetness of the blush pink tone is supported and strengthened by the lilac undertones of the blue, ensuring that both colours work just as well for spring and summer as they do for the darker months.
Whether in soft or hard surface material, the pairing of Rose Quartz and Serenity brings calm and relaxation. Pair them with mid-tones of greens and purples, rich browns and all shades of yellow or pink to achieve variances in the overall look: from light and uplifting to a more sultry and stormy interpretation of the trend.