Design Trends: Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year

2016’s Pantone Color of the Year is not one, but two beautiful colors! A blend of Rose Quartz and Serenity (Pale pink and pale blue) are the choice for the New Year!

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What Pantone has to say about their choice:

“As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity 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.

The prevalent combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity also challenges traditional perceptions of color association.

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. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, 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 color usage.”

As always, Pantone’s color choice influences what hues and shades we see in everything from fashion to home decor. Want to incorporate these colors in your home without feeling like you’re decorating a baby’s room? Try using it in small touches: an accent color on the wall, throw blanket, lamp shade, linens, draperies, pillows, or one smaller piece of furniture.

Images via our Pinterest

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