Thursday, December 10, 2015

Pantone Announces Two Colors of The Year for 2016 - YES TWO

Pantone has unveiled its Color of 2016!  They delivered us twins, introducing, not one, but two colors!

Designers that set the tone for the beauty, fashion and interior design world chose these colors to represent a sense of balance and peace.  Also noting that the colors were chosen according to "societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity."

Please give a soft and comforting welcome to


Pantone 13-1520 & Pantone 15-3919

Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure.

Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.

Here is what Pantone said of why they chose these colors:
"A softer take on color for 2016: For the first time, the blending of two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity are chosen as the PANTONE Color of the Year.
As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. 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.
The prevalent combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity also challenges traditional perceptions of color association.
In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer's increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage."

I can't wait to see how people incorporates these colors in 2016!  I can easily see them in nurseries and kids spaces.  I can also see the Rose Quartz in a Ladies Lounge or other grown up room you want to add a little pink to!  Why not?  Men wear pink ties and pink shirts so its not just a girly color you know! :)

The 2016 colors are much softer than what Pantone has chosen in prior years-

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