Pantone Color of the Year for 2016 – Rose Quartz & Serenity

Introducing Pantone Color of the Year for 2016, Rose Quartz & Serenity


Excerpt from Pantone’s website:

As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. 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 prevalent combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity also challenges traditional perceptions of color association.”

According to Leatrice Eisemen, the Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute, the combination of these two colors brings about a sense of wellness and soothing sense of peace, a balance between the warmth of quartz rose with the cooling tranquil blue.

With this set of selection, we’ve curated a few images below that reflect the choice of hues, purely for your own visual pleasures.

An image of a background set in downtown L.A, spotted with #ColorofTheYear hashtag on Instagram –


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Hues of the sky spotted in London –


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Fashion photography setting spotted at 


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Stones on the bracelet, by accessory label


Recently launched by designers based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, features stunning hand-made pieces of stones assembled into bracelets.

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Home decor, one can’t help but feel the mod 70’s with this curation.


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Mug spotted at Pantone HQ.


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For those who are a little skeptical by the hues of choice, below is a palate of colors to match the tone,


We are quite excited to see how this color combination would manifest throughout designs, artworks and graphics pieces, be sure to check out the hashtag #coloroftheyear on Instagram for more inspiration xx.

Zee Ng

Zee is a digital strategist who have worked in a number of online enterprise. She believes in technology and creativity that change lives for the better. When not blogging, she enjoys cafe-hopping, nature trails, being near the ocean and discovering films. Get in touch, for collaboration.