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Pantone 2016 Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity
For the first time ever, Pantone has select TWO shades for their annual Color of the Year, and let's just say that if you like light pink and light blue, 2016 is going to be your year!
And the Pantone color of the year for 2016 is ... serenity. And rose quartz.
That’s right. The shade color experts who have every year picked one color that they believe will be reflected in the following year’s fashion, home décor and design have departed from tradition to predict that the blending of the two colors – the delicate pink rose quartz and the soft blue of the serenity -- will dominate next year.
In a news release today, Pantone explained that the combination echoed a growing trend of challenging traditional perceptions about 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,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in the release.
“This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumers’ increased comfort with using color as a form of expression which includes 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.”
Expect the onslaught of light pink and light blue blushes, lipsticks, eyeshadows, nail colors and everything else that usually gets tied to the Pantone Color of the Year, because it's coming. Oh, it's coming!
Thoughts about Pantone's picks this year?