Pantone Colour of the Year 2016

Posted On: Monday, January 11, 2016

Just before Christmas Pantone released their Colour of the Year for 2016. As we all waited with anticipation to see what colour was going to be chosen, no one knew what Pantone were about to do…

They didn’t release just one colour for 2016, but for the first time in their history they released two colours; Rose Quartz; a soft, ethereal blush pink and Serenity; a delicate, smooth blue hue. But hold on, there’s more… it’s the blending of these to shades where we really get to see Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2016.

Pantone Colours of the Year 2016

This fusion represents more than just colour, it represents the cultural changes that are happening in the World right now, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. In their announcement Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s Executive Director explains:

“As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security.Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”

These colours also represent the gender blur that certain parts of the world and also modern cultures are experiencing within fashion and social movements. More and more people are worrying less about being judged or typecast within a certain “group”. Our eyes are open wider and our hearts are even more accepting than ever before and this is what the 2016’s colour of the year truly means.


1. Jacquard-Weave Blanket from H&M  2. Anchovies Tin from  3. Camera on London Map Notebook from Oh What Lovely  4. Small Porcelain Plate from H&M  5. Light Blue Storage House from Block Design  6. Garden Birds Tea Towel from

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