Expert Advice

Pantone Colour of the Year

It’s here! Traditionally Pantone determines one color for the upcoming year that they believe will trend in graphics, fashion, and home decor.  However, this year for the first time ever they chose two!  The 2016 color(s) of the year were recently announced to be “Rose Quartz”(pink) and “Serenity (blue)”.

This time around, they’re toning things down with a pair of soothing shades – warm Rose Quartz and cooler Serenity – that are quite the contrast to last year’s rich Marsala or 2014’s Radiant Orchid.

Pantone created new color palettes to inspire your designs. All finishes and textures, whether matte, metallic or glossy, combine easily with other mid-tones including greens and purples, rich browns, camels and all shades of yellow and pink.  I’ve scoured the internet for inspiration photos to help aid in your inspiration.

For design, these colours are ideal for more tranquil industries such as meditation, bath products, sweet shops, weddings or childcare.

So, pinks and blues for 2016? I say, Yes please! How will you work these colours into your life this year?

Blog post written by Design To Go