Pantone announces two soothing shades as 2016 colors of the year

Posted at 10:48 AM, Dec 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-03 10:48:14-05

Color authority Pantone has announced the 2016 colors of the year!

Rose Quartz and Serenity have been chosen together to 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 New Jersey-based company, a subsidiary of X-rite, picks a new color every year based on the opinions of fashionistas as well as insiders from music, travel, movies and technology. Radiant orchid won the honor in 2014, while emerald was the top choice in 2013. The color for 2015 was marsala, “a naturally robust and earthy wine red.”

2016 is the first year that the company has announced TWO colors of the year.