Pantone proves beautiful and colorful things come in pairs. The announcement of Rose Quartz and Serenity as Pantone Color of the Year 2016 marks a first. This is the first time in the history of Pantone Color of the Year selections that two different colors have been selected.
The words rose and serenity evoke delightful impressions. Romance, peace, calm, tranquility, kindness and gentleness. I immediately connected the Color of the Year 2016 selections with the sentiments of the holiday season. A color coincidence perhaps, but doesn’t it make for a lovely association?
With a delicate balance of tranquil tone and soft hint of periwinkle perfection, Pantone Serenity becomes the perfect Peace on Earth holiday color palette.
“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.”
-Pantone Color Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman
Hue you calling gorgeous?
The hue and tone promoted in Rose Quartz is soft yet strong. It will easily complement or take the lead in just about any choice of color palette.
Traditional holiday colors ring true as the classics, but transitional color combinations beautifully deck the holiday halls. This post pays holiday homage to Rose Quartz and Serenity and the holiday scenes, ornaments and decorations inspired by the hues and tones of the Pantone Color of the Year 2016.
Inspiration is everywhere, and it is most colorful at this time of year!