Welcome Rose Quartz and Serenity! This year, Pantone chooses a softer take on the color(s) of the year.
These two colors are pastel hues, Rose Quartz being a light pink hue and Serenity being a light blue hue. At first, I must admit I was surprised by the announcement of the Pantone colors of the year. Why you ask? When I think of these colors I think baby boy or baby girl. I thought to myself, did Pantone choose these colors because it appears that we are having a baby boom?
Then I looked up the meaning of two colors selected. Rose Quartz is a natural stone that resembles unconditional love and is often referred to as a heart stone. The light pink color evokes the feeling of security, love and passion. We can often relate the color Serenity or “light blue” to the color of the sky which relates to endless opportunities, calm and stillness. If you combine these two colors (it is the first time Pantone has introduced two colors in one year), perhaps we can relate their significance to the world we are living in. These two hues project the mindset or feeling of calm, stillness and love. Without being too political, to me it seems timely and appropriate for the times in which we are living. It is a reminder that love will overcome any challenges presented in our daily lives (and the world).
“As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. 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.”
As we reflect on 2015 and leap forward to 2016, it is always fun to look forward to new trends and to romanticize about new beginnings in the new year ahead. We are loving the fun fashion ideas, jewelry trends and interior design inspirations inspired by the Pantone colors of the year.
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