Pantone Colour(s) of the year 2016

Introducing the Pantone® for next year – for the first time the harmonious blend of two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity that embodies a mindset of gentle balance and composure. We are all increasingly looking for antidotes to our frantic lives, gravitating towards colours that that are calming and reassuring. 

Ethereal and boundless like the sky, the calming colour Serenity evokes a feeling relaxation even in these frenzied times. Rose Quartz is a compelling yet pacific tone offering a strong sense of peace.

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With the whole greater than its individual parts, joined together Serenity and Rose Quartz 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, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute

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Bang on trend, the combination of Serenity and Rose Quartz challenges typical colour associations, ‘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,’ said Eiseman. ‘This more multilateral approach to colour is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumers’ increased comfort with using color as a form of expression which includes 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 colour usage.’

Serenity and Rose Quartz for Interiors


‘Strong, yet calming, romantic yet subtle’, it almost goes without saying that the introduction of Serenity and Rose Quartz into a room will give the space a feeling of composure and relaxation. If you work on the 60, 30, 10 colour principal, these subtle colours are a good choice for accent rugs and upholstery, soft finishes, paint and decorative accessories like candles, decorative bowls, vases and florals. Translucent, glazed, matte and metallic shine are the key finishes your should consider.

In terms of textiles, mixing solid and patterned fabrics, throws, pillows and bedding in these colours will create a sense of gentle prosperity.


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For more information visit Pantone’s website at pantone.com

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