Pantone Announces the 2016 Color(s) of the Year

December 30, 2015

Pantone Color of the Year 2016

While anxiously awaiting the annual announcement for the Pantone Color of the Year, you can’t help but to imagine the options trending for the upcoming color forecast.  If you are familiar with this custom, you were surprised, as we were, that the color is actually a blend of two. Never before have we seen two colors chosen, and then to top it off with a blend is a surprising new concept. The appointed color combination of the year are Rose Quartz (Pantone 13-1520) and Serenity Blue (Pantone 15-3919) representing a softer more subtle statement than we have seen in recent years.

Pantone Colors of the Year 2016

Perhaps more conducive to fashion and accessories, this combination reflects nature in it’s natural glory. Bringing to mind the hues of morning skies, sunsets, and everything in between conjuring up meditative images for a more relaxed state of the senses. In their words, “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.”


That pleasant sense of calm that you feel when a moment is taken to enjoy the coloration of the sky, can be recreated throughout your home with little effort and expense when combined with color awareness. Accessories are a quick and easy way to invest in a new color scheme without breaking the bank. They make it easy to try new ways to incorporate the color of the year.

Pantone Color of the Year 2016

Updating can be as simple as adding wall art, candles and serving pieces in the right shades to make an instant impact. Area rugs and pillows are another quick fix for a splash of color. Take chances on new colors and trends before you decide to make a long term commitment to them. After all, there will be a new Color of the Year before you know it. So have fun with the possibilities!

For more ideas about using the Pantone Color of the Year (2016 combination) in your home or even in your fashion choices, check out Pinterest.  There are so many pins and boards that highlight the newest selection. Check out our pinterest board for inspiration on the 2016 Color of the Year.

Visit the pantone site to learn more about the exciting color of the year combo!

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