Pantone Color of the Year 2016 Rose Quartz and Serenity

The announcement of Rose Quartz and Serenity as Pantone Color of the Year 2016 proves beautiful and colorful things come in pairs.

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.

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

Pantone Color of the Year 2016 Rose Quartz and Serenity 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.

Rose-Quartz-SerenityPantone ~  We Heart It ~   Inside Fabric ~   The Cottage Market

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