Pantone Colour of the Year 2016 | Rose Quartz & Serenity

 

Hurrah! Pantone have just announced their colour (or should I say colours) of the year for 2016, and I have to say I couldn't be happier with their selection! In an unusual twist, the Pantone Color Insitute have released not just one, but two colours for the upcoming year. Step forward Rose Quartz and Serenity...

Pantone Colour of Year 2016 Rose Quartz Serenity

The two colours provide a much softer feel than last year's intense Marsala shade, and couples will no doubt be influenced by these beautiful tones when making colour selections for their upcoming nuptials in 2016. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, explains "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". 

The beauty of these colours is that they can be used individually or together, both achieving a visually inviting feel. Pantone have embraced the blush hues which have seen a rise in popularity over recent months in selecting Rose Quartz, and have been rather clever in pairing this with Serenity - a subtle blend of cornflower blue and a soft violet grey. The result is an elegant and grown up twist on pastels, and a winning combination for an elegant and romantic occasion.

Accenting these colours with metallics makes for an effortlessly chic look. Silver lends itself beautifully to these pastel tones, however for me copper is a stand out when pairing with these hues. Copper candlesticks, candle votives and even cutlery will really make the colours pop, and will create a stunning palette to wow your guests.

In keeping with the soft nature of these shades, ruffled florals and subtle greenery are key to this look. Rununculus and peonies are a perfect match with dusky toned foliage such as eucalyptus or dusty miller, and bouquets can be accented with silk ribbon for a floaty feel.

With fashion designers taking influence from Pantone's colour selections, we can expect to see these shades appearing more prominantly throughout bridalwear over 2016, from dresses to shoes and accessories. Floaty and feminine bridesmaids' dresses in a uniform colour accented with contrasting heels will compliment the colour scheme beautifully.