Sunday, December 20, 2015

2016 Pantone Color of the Year

Drum roll, please! Pantone recently announced that the 2016 Color(s) of the Year are “Serenity” and “Rose Quartz”. For the first time Pantone introduces two shades for the year. 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.

“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.” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

I’ve always wondered who gets the interesting job of choosing names for paint colors and who actually has the authority to choose the Color of the Year for the world. The entire world of fashion, automobiles and interiors takes their cue from this company. They don’t take their job lightly. Thousands of hours of research and filtering are done to determine what the color of the year will be. Pantone has been the world's color authority for nearly 50 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers paint and designer-inspired products and services for consumers.

Let’s try incorporating these great colors as a statement piece, a small pop of color or all over. I’d love to hear how you are planning to use Rose Quartz or Serenity in your world. Send me an email at

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