Color Experts at Pantone Pick Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue as 2016’s Blended Color of the Year
For the first time ever, the color experts at Pantone have blended two shades — Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue — to create its 2016 Color of the Year. Together, the mineral pink and tranquil blue combine to communicate a sense of wellness and peacefulness, with a dash of gender equality.
Noted 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.”
On its website, Pantone is displaying a short video showing the two colors flowing seamlessly into each other. This transition back and forth from pink to blue represents “societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity,” according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
Each year, the color authorities at Pantone pick a color that they believe will be popular for designs…
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