Pantone colour(s) of the year: Rose Quartz & Serenity

TWO colours were announced this year!
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Rose Quartz (Pantone 13-1520) and Serenity (Pantone 15-3919)

Interestingly, this is the first year Pantone has selected 2 colours, and both colours offer a host of possibilities in the cosmetics world.  I can imagine a gorgeous blush palette with various Rose Quartz-ish shades, and Serenity would make beautiful eye and nail products. 😀  In one of my TBT posts, I guessed that Pantone might choose either a yellow or a blue. I got 50% right! 😛

Read more from Pantone and WWD.

What are your thoughts about the 2016 Pantone colours of the year?

36 thoughts on “Pantone colour(s) of the year: Rose Quartz & Serenity

  1. Franky, I’m a little disappointment with the pantone colors of 2016. It’s still too early to tell if I’ll like these baby-hued pink and blue. I agree with you on the nail products. A pink and blue nail polish would be something I look forward to. .

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    1. I agree, they’re a bit uninspiring. Serenity is similar to Cerulean Blue that was the colour of the year in 2000. With ALL the possible colours under the rainbow, they chose this particular hue? I hope that Sephora will interpret the colours into pretty cosmetics!

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  2. I’m so confused. Are they still calling this THE color of the year? Can you really have two color of the year…shades…It’s a little strange.
    I’m not wild about either of these shades but I’ve been a huge fan of the last three shades they’ve done so I guess it was time for a “meh” shade for me. It will be interesting to see how the cosmetics world interprets these shades!

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    1. Yeah it seems they’re sticking to calling it “THE” colour of the year. Those cheaters. Well, they are THE colour authority so I guess what they say goes. I wonder how they established themselves as the colour authority. Say if some other organization starts their own colour forecasting services – they could challenge Pantone, right?

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  3. Together it’s too much pastel for me, but on their own each is nice. I’m more of a fan of the deeper colours, but since the colour of the year has been a deep colour for so many years, I suppose they’re due for a pastel.

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  4. I am slightly confused that they picked two…and although I love both shades they are not very exciting. I remember thinking the deep marsala and that pretty emerald were very versatile but surprising shades…these are a little mwah. Not bad at all, just not amazing either.

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