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Color of the year 2016 (for PANTONE obviously!)

Yesterday Pantone has formally proclaimed the color of the year 2016 and… for the first time is not only one color, but two!

The colors chosen are Rose Quartz and Serenity, two beautiful shade of pink and light blue really elegant together.

Pantone 2016

This choice goes against the trend respect previous years when the colors were much more lively and surely not pastel.

Pantone’s news release describes the colors as “inducing feelings of stability, constancy, comfort and relaxation,” and argues that they “create balance in a chaotic world.”

Furthermore, quoting Pantone: 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 us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.

Considered how we are entering in 2016, and all that’s happen around us, I really like that two colors had the power to bring a little of respite, compassion and a sense of composure in this turbulent times. It would be surely an excellent goal.

Look this picture of the exibition of 2014, curated by Scholten & Baijings in Villa Noailles, called “Over the Rainbow”. You don’t find it “prophetic”?

Scholten and Baijings expositie villa noailles

I prepared you two images with the furnitures that use this shades.

Rose Quartz:

rose quartz furnitures



serenity furnitures

What will you put in your home?

If instead you prefer paint your walls of this tone, you’ll be interested to know PANTONE has two official partners: MaxMayer and Tollens, that in their catalogues has just inserted the colors of the year 2016.

rose quartz and serenity tollens

Pantone has provide different palettes with possible combinations.

pantone palettes 2016

I have prepared an image about how I’d use the first.

color palette pantone furnitures

Do you like these colors? How is you favorite palette?