2016 Pantone Colors of the Year

By Michelle Ecker on December 3rd, 2015

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2016 Pantone Colors of the Year

If you’re indecisive, you’ll be happy to hear that Pantone has officially announced not one, but two official colors of the year for 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity.

In what some are saying is a nod to gender equality, Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman describes the decision as “a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture.”

For those interested in feng shui principles of design, Rose Quartz is known as a healing crystal, famous for attracting and keeping love and also used in an effort to heal heartbreak and disappointment. Pooled with Serenity, the combination is meant to evoke a harmonious feeling of tranquility and repose overall.

If you’d like to include these healing hues in your year’s designs, check out our article on effectively adding an accent for some help getting started!

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