The Impact of Color Trends | Pantone Color of the Year

Posted on: February 11th, 2016


Home is where the heart is; that’s what people say. If your heart is dedicated to design, your home will proudly adorn this year Pantone color. Or better yet, make that colors! For the first time, Pantone blended two shades; Rose Quartz and Serenity.

As we endure manifestations of modern-day stress, these welcoming colors bring comfort, sanctuary, and reassurance. Together, Rose Quartz and Serenity exhibit a balance between a warmer floral blush and a cool serene hue, emulating order and peace as well as partnership and wellness. Pantone described the two as  “Weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, Serenity comforts with a calming effect, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times. Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure.”


We can already expect this to trend in the fashion industry, interior design, and in all areas of design thanks to Pantone’s master ability to forecast color trends. Pantone color experts “comb the world looking for new color influences” which is why we can expect these two to provide countless opportunities for patterns and combinations. Brands like Kitchen-Aid, Sephora and Karvet have already hopped aboard and announced corresponding product collections in conjunction with the color announcement.

This decision was all a bit different from the rich red Marsala that characterized twenty-fifteen, but they are certainly soothing colors. As we embark upon the beginning of the New Year, let us embrace the masterful colors that brilliantly display the beauty and tranquility of a twilight sunset.


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