Friday 1 January 2016

Pantone Color of the Year for 2016

Almost every one involved in design whether it be in fashion, interior, or graphics, looks to Pantone for color standards. Every new year, they announce a color that will pretty much set the tone for the color palettes of the entire year. Last year, they announced Marsala as the color of the year. For 2016, they made an interesting choice of 2 shades: Rose Quartz and Serenity.
Please take note that actual color may vary from uploaded image due to lighting and/or screen color calibration.
The choice is an interesting one because this is the first time Pantone has chosen 2 shades as the color of the year. Here is a description of Pantone of these shades:

"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."

Very zen-like, huh? It'll be interesting to see how these shades will translate to design and how they will look like paired with other colors.

If you're interested to have these shades for your yarn, Gantsilyo Guru Selections has some that come quite close to Rose Quartz and Serenity:

Dapper Dreamer Bamboo Cotton Powder Pink & Powder Blue or Arctic Blue (Available Soon!)

You can read more about Pantone's color of the year HERE.


  1. The pantone colour of the year is amazing! The choices are so tranquil and give off a very peaceful and calming vibe that it would be impossible to not use these colours.