Introducing Pantone's very first dual colour of the year - a seamless blend of Rose Quartz & Serenity. This mineral pink & light dusky blue will soon be what influences the fabrics that are brought by designers, the mood desired within interiors & even to the extent of inspiring food presentation.
This years colour combination is not a result of indecision, but has been carefully paired to create a sense of mindfulness & well-being as an antidote to the stress & anxiety of the modern day. The balance of the warm embracing rose hue & the cooling tranquil blue creates a soothing sense of order & peace for the new year ahead.
Pantone describes "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."
The colour also have a much deeper meaning when you read into Pantone's choice for 2016 - it represents the social progress & the philosophical importance that the next year could have.
“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.”
The colour duo has already been seen present in the most recent Fashion Week SS16, so expect to see a lot more of it during the upcoming spring!
But if you can't wait till spring, here's a mini edit of how you can get the look in time for Christmas!!! My personal favourite is the bobble hat!
For more on Pantone's 2016 Colours of the Year & a video about the meaning behind their decision, please check out https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2016