Rose Quartz & Serenity Gaining Momentum in 2016

Pantone's pastel pair is proving potent.

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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.

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Rose Quartz hair via Modern 6 light crystal opaline chandelier via Donuts via @balynbrittany instagram.
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Runway looks, Balmain Fall 2016 via Nine West sunglasses via Image via @balynbrittany instagram.
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Anais Mali by Benny Horne for Vogue Spain April 2016 via Acne Studios, Paris store via
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Runway look by Georgine, Spring 2016 via ‘Nobody But You’, painting by Esther Stewart via Image on right from Dior Magazine Spring 2016 via
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Image via @marahoffman instagram. Furniture ‘Between’ by Sara Wright Polmar via Packaging by LeParcel via
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Ceramic pots by The Sill x Brian Giniewski via Softline coral swivel lounge chair via OPI Soft Shades Pastels via Jess Panza Coquille Bowls via


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