The Pantone colour of the year 2016 has been announced, and for the first time ever it’s actually two colours.
Rose Quartz and Serenity are both soft, pastel shades chosen for their calming tones. Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute’s Executive Director, explained the choices. Rose Quartz was chosen for being a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Like a serene sunset, flushed cheek or budding flower, Rose Quartz reminds us to reflect on our surroundings during the busy but lighthearted spring and summer months.” Serenity “…comforts with a calming effect, bringing a feeling of respite even in turbulent times. A transcendent blue, Serenity provides us with a naturally connected sense of space.”
Explaining the choice of two colours, Eiseman says: “With our hectic lives and the frenzy around us, there is an increasing demand for tranquility”. Two colours were chosen for the first time ever as they compliment each other and deliver a calming message in ways that a solitary colour would not. “Wearing both of these hues at once is like returning to the weightlessness of your youth,” says Eiseman. “The combination of a cool and a warm color brings a sense of balance.”
You can read more and find colour pairing to these hot new cool colours at Pantone’s site.