This afternoon I am bringing you another guest post from my intern Lauren. If you’re a regular reader of my blog posts, you probably know that I have usually written a Pantone Color of the Year post by now. This year I apparently never got around to it. Now that I’ve transitioned to working for myself full time, I SHOULD be writing a lot more. Until then though, I hope you will enjoy a guest post from my lovely intern Lauren about Pantone’s TWO Colors of the year.
I’m so excited to introduce to you the two Pantone colors of the year. This is the first time that Pantone has chosen two colors, and I think they made a wonderful choice. They are two of my favorite colors and are commonly seen as hydrangea colors. Both of the colors are naturally occurring and can be found in the most common places such as beautiful sunsets, a sunrise, or gorgeous spring flowers. Well, without further ado, I give you Pantone’s two colors of the year: Rose Quartz and Serenity.
Rose Quartz is a nice, warm neutral color that is very versatile. Also, it contains a tint of red. Red is a primary color, meaning that it is the origin of many colors. Rose Quartz is a very elegant color and can be added to several different themes and styles. A sophisticated fairytale wedding or a whimsical tea party would be a perfect opportunity to showcase this color. As a side note, “fairytale” themed weddings are very popular in 2016.
The way that a color is determined as a tint is by taking a basic color and adding small amounts of white. This process is not to be confused with a shade. In order to determine a shade, small amounts of black are added.
Serenity is a cool, clean color from the blue family, also a primary color. It is also a peaceful color, hence the name. This cool blue is well adapted in many different themes as well. One in particular that it goes exceptionally well with is a classic French chic or Victorian theme; cream and gold can help to complete this theme. In addition, a country chic theme could accompany this color.
Enhancing the depths and tones of these colors can easily executed by combining them with similar colors. Peach Echo combines with Rose Quartz to bring out more of the red in the color. Snorkel combines with Serenity to enhance more of the blue. Limpet shell can also enhance the blue. Green Flash can be combined with either color it helps to create the look of a flower and its leaves. For a fall wedding, Iced Coffee and Rose Quartz can be paired. Finally, when Rose Quartz and Serenity are combined they make colors ranging from Sheer Lilac to Lilac Chiffon depending on the amount of each color.
Pantone’s thoughts are: “Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure.” Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feeling of respite and relaxation even turbulent times.” Also, “[when] 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.”
Are you planning to use either or both of Pantone’s Colors of the year in your upcoming wedding or event? Tell us how you will incorporate them in the comments section below!