Color of the Year Reflects Calm & Relaxation
Ever wonder why and how certain colors are more prevalent some years over others? How is it that the stores were flooded with turquoise one year and then, as soon as you are in the groove with the trend, it moved on to Tangerine Tango? How do we keep up? Where does the process of selecting the color of the year start?
There are multitudes of macro to micro factors that go into the process. The Pantone Committee travels the world where fashion rules; places like the streets of Milan, London, Paris and New York. The art scene also provides insight into the palettes and trends. Answering the question of what colors are being used in movies, cars and technology. The color must not only work as a stand-alone, but also work when paired with other colors. Questions are asked like: Will it look good as a lipstick? What about as a pair of shoes? Is it a possible trend for home décor? Would you paint your living room that color?
Now that you have a little background on the logic behind the decision making process that dictates what color your bathroom will be next year or possibly your future favorite pair of heels… the official Pantone color of 2016 is… not one color but two! For the first time the blending of two shades – Rose Quartz & Serenity – has been named the PANTONE Color of the year! “The combination of the two reflect connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace,” states Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.
The warmer embracing rose tone and cooler tranquil blue challenge traditional perceptions and the usage of colors. Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above giving feelings of relaxation. Whether in soft or hard surface material, the pairing of Rose Quartz and Serenity brings calm and relaxation. What is gorgeous about these tones is they look stunning in all finishes whether matte, metallic or glossy. Not to mention the surprising combos with other colors that will completely refresh your wardrobe. Think greens, purples, rich browns and all shades of yellow and pink and you will impress yourself with these new pairings. For a little more splash and sparkle pair Rose Quartz and Serenity with hot brights or my personal fave, metallic. Gold, silver or rose gold transform the airy sea breeze look into a shooting star!
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