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For the first time in the history of Pantone, their elite color standards group from nations around the world chose two colors of the year. 2016 will be the year of Rose Quartz and Serenity. As the renowned authority on color around the world, Pantone dictates designer color schemes used in everything from advertisements, to fashion, to makeup.

The official video released from Pantone reflects a particularly turbulent year in world events. 2015 has been the year of technological progression, war, the blurring of gender lines and other significant social developments that impact daily living and breed stress and unrest. Pantone chose two subtle colors to promote tranquility and calm, if nowhere else, than within design aesthetics.

Complimentary colors to the pairing are silvers, grays muted greens, hues of orchids, browns, golds, and deeper blues. Graphic Designers, Fashion and Interior, and Industrial designers will use this color system to create what we’ll see next year on the catwalk, in home décor and building facades.

Pantone also produces a fashion color report which dictates the palettes that will be used in seasonal designer collections. It even impacts the selection of t-shirt colors that will be available for use in the custom screen printing industry. After Rose Quartz and Serenity, we’re likely to see Buttercup, Lilac Gray, Iced Coffee, Peach Echo, Snorkel Blue, Limpet Shell, Fiesta and Green Flash adorn the fashion minded public.

So look forward to this spring’s unisex color palette designed to be above all else, calming and an exercise in yin and yang.

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