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Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2016


Surprise! This year Pantone has chosen two colors to represent the Color of the Year.  The colors are a complete opposite of last year’s rich, bold color Marsala.  This year, Pantone chose two colors on the other end of the color wheel, Rose Quartz and Serenity are soft and subtle.
"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,” (Leatrice Eiseman- Pantone Color Institute)
I actually love the choice of two softer colors for this year. I think both colors are really versatile and can be used in a variety of color schemes.  Rose Quartz is subtle tone that can really be used as a neutral and compliment a variety of colors.  Both colors would pair well with darker, bold blues and purples, but could also work well paired with whites and creams to create light and airy spaces.


Here’s what Pantone has to say:
"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.
"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.
"In a time when traditional gender roles are being blurred, Pantone has chosen colors that in the past have had strong connotations with gender.  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.” (www.pantone.com)

What do you think? Will you incorporate these colors into your home this year and how?
Happy 2016 and Happy Decorating!

 

 

 
 


 

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