Back in December to everyone’s surprise, Pantone announced not one, but two colors of the year for 2016. The pair, Rose Quartz 13-1520 and Serenity 15-3919, “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”, says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute.
Evidence of the soft pastel hues can be found everywhere, from the runways, to furniture and lighting, to cosmetics, art, retail space, and packaging. The pale palette is both refreshing in its icy blue tints and comforting in its velvety blush tones. The warm and cool juxtaposition feels playful, yet incredibly sophisticated at the same time.