Color of the Year 2016: Baby Blue Serenity and Powder Pink Rose Quartz

Color of the Year 2016 Baby Blue Serenity and Powder Pink Rose Quartz

After gender neutral Marsala for 2015, Pantone has taken a softer take on color for 2016. For the first time in the history of Pantone colors, they’ve blended two shades together and coined them as Pantone Color of the Year.

The Colors

As today’s human being uses well-being and peacefulness to counter modern day stress, colors that have a psychologically fulfilling edge which guarantee reassurance and safety are becoming more and more popular amongst the masses. Joined together in a perfect harmony are the colors of 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity which are pastel shades of powder pink and baby blue. These colors demonstrate the inherent balance between warm, rosy tones of Rose Quartz and cool tranquility of blue. Together, these colors offer a soothing sense of calmness.

The Symbolic Importance

In addition to serving as an environment buffer, this color duo also blurs the gender oriented lines and challenges the conventional approach of color association. This approach is in line with the current societal movements which are geared towards gender fluidity and equality. Rose Quartz and Serenity speak to the generation which is less concerned with being typecast and prejudiced on the grounds of their gender identity. The use of color as a form of expression has been fully justified by Pantone, and has opened our eyes to fresh perceptions of color usage.

This is a symbolic color selection that portrays the socio-political map of world in the most precise of ways. The persuasive yet subtle tones of rose and blues convey compassion, empathy and a sense of composure. They truly bring a feeling of relaxation in turbulent times.

How to Pair the Colors?

These colors can be easily used on hard, soft, shiny, and textured surfaces alike. They appeal the senses in all finishes, including matte, glossy, and metallic, and they are paired well other mid-tones such as rich browns, greens, shades of yellow and silvers. A splash hot brights such as fuchsia will jazz up the entire setting or ensemble.

At The Nora, we have entire ranges for women’s and men’s clothing and accessories dedicated to this unique combination of colors. From tops, to dresses, and bags, you can find a broad range of products which follow this color philosophy. Are you ready to enter 2016 with an aim of improving your socio-political situation?

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