Pantone has announced the color (or colors) of 2016. They have bravely chosen two colors. The lucky tones are soft, tranquil pastels ROSE QUARTZ and SERENITY. Otherwise known as pink and blue.

ROSE QUARTZ PANTONE 13-1520 rgb #f6cac9 and SERENITY PANTONE 15-3919 rgb #91a7d0

it’s a softer take on color for 2016. For the first time, the blending of two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity are chosen as the PANTONE Color of the Year –Pantone

It was exciting to find out the colors of 2016. According to Pantone, the color of the year 2015 is a wine color called Marsala. Pantone seemingly has the final say where color is concerned, especially the future of color. Pantone explains the color of the year..

A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.
For the first time Pantone introduces two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity as the PANTONE Color of the Year 2016. 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. –Pantone

Soft pastels are lovely. I’m glad to change focus from the dark wine color of marsala to a lighter palette. I can keep my metallic colors for nice pairings with rose quartz and serenity.

Whether in soft or hard surface material, the pairing of Rose Quartz and Serenity brings calm and relaxation. Appealing in all finishes, matte, metallic and glossy, the engaging combo joins easily with other mid-tones including greens and purples, rich browns, and all shades of yellow and pink. Add in silver or hot brights for more splash and sparkle. –Pantone

Pantone offers a Pantone color pairing app download for colors that accompany 2016’s rose quartz and serenity. Lots of nice looks here, I know I will be referring to this color line-up all year.

Pantone Colors of 2016

Check out the full article Introducing Pantone Color of the Year 2016. It’s a nice read about sparkling, glowing, shining, knowing and understanding color.