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.
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 Dotcomgiftshop.com 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 Dotcomgiftshop.com
If there’s one thing I love about autumn it’s the colours, and whilst researching the rusty, rich hues we usually associate with autumn, I came across these wonderful pink and orange brights that add a great twist to the season. There’s still lots of late summer flowers blooming and they add a perfect contrast against the burgundy’s, browns and mustards of autumn. It’s great to find another colour we wouldn’t normally associate with the season, it makes it more interesting.
Heck yes it’s Friday I hear you say! It’s been another busy week and we’re all ready for the weekend! Make sure you have a good one. Also noticed the colours in this print match the colours I posted about a few weeks back – I’m still attracted to them!
Happy weekend x
I wanted to share a couple of colours that are inspiring me at the moment; Pink and Black. These colours have just come out of nowhere and I can’t get enough of them, you’ve probably seen me pin a few on Pinterest over the past few weeks. I love the two strong colours contrasting against each other, and I feel there may be a few designs with vivid pink and black popping up in the coming weeks!
What colour combinations have been inspiring you recently?
The soft yellow pallet evokes memories of summers past, ignites excitement of summers yet to come and wraps you up in it’s warm, soft tones. Let’s celebrate the arrival of Summer with a healthy yellow glow.
I’ve come over all dramatic in my Love Colour post today with my striking black and white mix. I really like how two colours can create such an array of shades with powerful effects. I’ve been collecting black and white photos on my Pinterest boards recently and these are just a few of my favourites.
If you love black and white too, make sure you follow my Black & White Pinterest board and please feel free to share your favourite images too!
Oh how I love neon light,
and to make your Monday bright
here’s my mood boards dedicated
to this wonderful sight…
Such wonderful colours you do shine,
it makes the world look mighty fine,
blue, yellow, green and red,
oh how you’ve got inside my head…
You will never ever dull my day,
no matter what any one else has to say,
so shine bright you crazy thing,
as you’re about to make the whole world sing.
Images taken from my Neon Lights Pinterest board.