At the beginning of December every year Pantone, the world’s authority on color, announces the “Color of the Year.” The brownish-red Marsala was color of the year for 2015 and the purply pink Radiant Orchid announced for 2014. Emerald was 2013’s color, and for 2012 Pantone chose the bright orange Tangerine Tango.
Last week Pantone announced that for the first time ever, they have chosen not one but two shades to represent 2016. The two colors — Rose Quartz (pretty pale pink) and Serenity (baby blue) — are gentle and calming, heralding a softer take for the year ahead, according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director at Pantone Color Institute.
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.
Serenity and Rose Quartz will no doubt be spotted everywhere next year, especially in the beauty and fashion industries. We can also expect to see the color combination used for home furnishings, electronic products, art, jewelery and accessories such as handbags, hats and footwear.
Not sure what to pair the spring-like shades with this year? Pantone will help you out. The company suggests people combine the duo as they’re already often seen together but also suggests pairing the combination with silver or hot brights for more “splash and sparkle.” The secret to mastering Pantone’s color of the year combo, Rose Quartz and light blue Serenity? Seek out items to make your own combination of the solid tones, rather than trying to find an item with both shades in it. Also think rose quartz with midnight navy, or serenity with stark black. Lucky for you, I rounded up the 15 most stylish outfit combinations to rock the colors now. I like all of the outfits and I’m 100% sure that you will like them too.
Regardless of your personal feelings of these color, I hope you enjoyed looking at some suggestions on how to wear Rose Quartz and Serenity. What do you think? Are these colors for you? Let me know in the comments below! Thank you for reading! Enjoy in the rest of your day and stay up to date with the content of Fashionsy!