Rose Quartz and Serenity are not some wacky new celebrity baby names, they are the Pantone colors for 2016. Pantone is a global authority who sets the standard for all design industries on color. Traditionally, only one color is selected as the color of the year, but for 2016 this dreamy duo was named.
They were selected in response to the stress of modern day life and the need for inner peace and tranquility. Think about the combination of these colors; the dusky shade of pink conveying gentleness while the slightly intensified baby blue conveys a feeling of relaxation.
While you may not be a lover of pastels, you will be seeing them used in delightful new ways in 2016: in home decor, fashion, weddings and beauty/accessories. Let’s take a look at the impact of these colors and how you can incorporate them into your life.
Trending Color in Nature
Pink is found in the gemstone Rose Quartz; a healing stone, thought to soothe the mind and emotions and a love stone, promoting both self-love and romantic love.
Blue is the most widely favored color and naming this shade of blue Serenity, makes so much sense. As it brings to mind sky and water, elements that give us a sense of tranquility, weightlessness and peace. Together these colors are reminiscent of coastal sunsets and desert landscapes.
Pink and Blue Decor
Update and freshen your home or office with trending Pantone colors. If you want to bring a cool tone into your space, choose Serenity blue or warm things up with shades of Rose Quartz pink. Add accent items such as throw pillows, new bedroom linens, an occasion chair or lampshade or go big and paint your walls with one of the colors of the year.
Pantone Colors in Fashion
You don’t have to wait until spring is in full swing to introduce these beautiful shades into your wardrobe. Start small by brightening winter tones and neutrals with a dash of these colors in a scarf or handbag. Picture them paired with textured fabrics like suede and leather to contrast their softness. Wearing both colors together is chic, but they can also be worn separately with a rainbow of other colors.
A Pastel Wedding
Leatrice Eisenman, Pantone’s Executive Director explained that the pretty pastel shades represent “connection and wellness”, a loving sentiment for a wedding. Selecting a color theme for a wedding is usually one of the first things a couple plans for. You can incorporate one or both of these colors in your invitations, flowers, table setting, bridal party attire and even your gown or groom’s tuxedo.
Handcrafted Jewelry Trends
One of the many beautiful things about handcrafted jewelry is that the gemstones and beads they’re composed of come in every color imaginable. Here, the trending colors of the year, are woven into our designs with beautiful Rose Quartz and semi-precious stones in Serenity blue. These pieces will instantly embellish your outfit and update your wardrobe. At Earth and Moon Design, our one-of-a-kind jewelry items are designed to bring you unique expressions of the flair of the season.
These delicate shades of blue and pink are not everyone’s cup of tea and that’s absolutely fine. You shouldn’t be a slave to trends, but if a color speaks to you, have fun with it. So here’s a question for you – do you like these shades and how would you use them?