The soft pink Rose Quartz has the colour code 13-1520 and Serenity is 15-3919. It is the first time a blend of colours rather than a single tone has been chosen as the yearly trend leader.
Consumers in search of emotional and psychological balance, peace and spiritual relief inspired the choice that embraces a warm rose tone coupled with cool tranquil blue.
The choice also reflects the blurring of gender boundaries, especially in fashion, which in turn impacts colour trends in homewares and gifting.
“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” says Leatrice Eiseman Exexutive Director, Pantone Colour Institute
In terms of complementary shades that will work well with the 2016 Colour of the Year, Rose Quartz and Serenity work well with greens, purples, rich browns, all shades of yellow and pink, plus silver and hot brights for more splash and sparkle.