2016 Pantone Color of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity

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Rethink color trends this year! For the first time ever, Pantone introduced a blend of two colors as their Color of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity.

Why is this year different? Pantone explains that as we increasingly seek well-being in the modern day stresses, we are also being drawn to colors that make us feel a sense of belonging and security.

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.


Glass Earrings from m-glass-works


Polka Dot Bowl from Country Alley

Rose Quartz brings out the love in our hearts, while Serenity offers calmness and reason. But it’s not just the colors: the combination also makes this Color of the Year special. The dynamics created by these two colors brings us a peaceful, wholesome picture of 2016.

These are also colors that can be easily blended into workspaces, home, and fashion.

Indigo Dye Pen Case from Spruce Artistry

Indigo shades from dark to light connects you to the deep sea and open sky.


Pink Mushroom Necklace from Linen Jewelry

For an earthy theme, Pantone recommends pairing Rose Quartz and Serenity with Vetiver and Cream Gold.


Canvas Tote from White Oak Factory

Applying Serenity to functional items like tote bags can remind you to breathe slowly even in the hectic days.


Crochet Pointed Hat from Rita Handmade

Also bring in other richer colors to the mix, and kick off the new year!


How would you use Rose Quartz and Serenity in the world around you? Are they comforting colors to you? Share with us in the comments below! 

Source: Pantone

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