2016’s Colours Of The Year: Rose Quartz & Serenity
Pantone is the world’s leader in colour. They were the first to create a universal system for colour identification, a system that is used the world over to create consistency throughout the myriad of industries that utilize colour. If you are looking for the name for an exact colour, a name that you can give to anyone anywhere and find a perfect match, Pantone can tell you what that name is.
Every year, Pantone chooses it’s Colour Of The Year. A stand out shade that will trickle into the world of fashion, design, architecture, and our lives through the course of the year. For 2016, Pantone selected a dynamic duo: Rose Quartz and Serenity.
This years duo were chosen together with thoughtful purpose. The warmth of Rose Quartz, set next to the coolness of Serenity, aims to bring balance, reassurance, and a sense of peace.
In addition, Pantone also hopes that this years colours can serve as a simple, lovely example of the beautiful fluidity that can exist between two colours that are generally seen as opposing forces. This is very much in line with our society’s slowly evolving ideas of binary gender identification; the old adage that blue is for boys and pink is for girls.
In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage.
(We had no idea a colour could make us feel so peaceful and accepted.)
In the world of jewelry, the colours of the year are easy to find. Rose Quartz is already a beautiful natural gemstone. Serenity can be captures in topaz, aqua, and other light blue stones. In addition to being beautiful together, these colours pair well with almost any other mid-tone colour, including green, purple, brown, and yellow. They can be sassed up with a splash of silver or gold, and play it cool next to bright colours like fushia.
Come in to see these beautiful colours in person, and let us adorn you with 2016’s Colours of the Year.