Did you see that Pantone chose two shades to be the Colors of 2016 instead of the usual one signature shade? Rose Quartz and Serenity, pale baby pink and blue.
Pantone’s color of the year choices are supposed to be symbolic or representative of the times as well as colors that are being favored by designers. I wonder what the pale, calm, serene shades that were selected for next year, a boisterous crazy election year. I suppose the two calm shades represent a hopeful choice!
The gender-bending quality of both shades for both men and women, boys and girls is an aspect of the two hues that has gotten a lot of play. Pink was originally a color associated with men in the 18th century, I believe, and it’s great that men in the late 20th and early 21st centuries have been taking to it again. Light blue has always been a favorite with both men and women.
Rose Quartz and Serenity have been mentioned as great choices for bridal attire. Even pale pink wedding gowns – that sounds fabulous to me! And there’s always, “something borrowed, something blue” for Serenity.
Both shades work well as winter pastels and of course they’ll be great for spring. Rose Quartz and Serenity will be lovely makeup and nail polish shades to be sure.
I’m not sure I’m quite as excited by this duo as I was about this year’s Marsala, but they are pretty. I can and will wear both of them. Time to break out my pale blue Coach purse!
So what do you think? Will you be wearing Rose Quartz and Serenity?
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