PANTONE_2016“Rose Quartz”, a soothing rose tone that reminds us (as the same itself) the semi-precious stone; and “Serenity” a transcendent delicate blue with a touch of grey, colours that bring calm and relaxation.

The “Pantone Color Institute” in order to choose the trending color, is based on the desires, attitudes and moods for New Year wishes.

This year, these two shades have been selected representing the wishes of peace of the actual society using colour as a form of expression toward gender equality. A generation of people opened to use these tones without fear of being judged.

The good thing about these two colours is that in all their varieties and finishes, whether glossy, matte or metallic, can be joined easily with a wide range of tones including purple, brown, yellow, green…The colourway can not only be used during one season but throughout the whole year to create the most incredible harmonies and the most stunning combinations.

"Rose Quartz" and "Serenity" not only will be present in the fashion and beauty industry, but also they will be the perfect pair of colours in the furniture and decoration industry.

There are endless combinations, however this year we’ll see them matched in several ways; 

In Spring,  we’ll see them together with flowers in yellow and green tones;  In Summer they will be on light dresses along with white and glossy tones; during Autumn we won’t forget about them playing with different hues of brown and buttercup; when Winter comes they will stand out on coats and sweaters, giving the magic touch to plain colours that we normally wear during that season.

If we need more ideas, PANTONE’s webpage offers different options that have been generated to complement and go well with these two wonderful colours. These suggestions will add this 2016 a “touch” to your wardrobe to bust your rut from traditional colours.

"Rose Quartz" and "Serenity" will remember feelings you will love...

In the psychology of colours, Rose tones invite us to be sweet and kind. They impulse us to feel affection, innocence, generosity and protection. Blue tones, despite being associated to cold, are related to feelings of peace, serenity, patience and faith as well..

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“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.”

Leatrice Eiseman - Executive Director, Pantone Institute