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Pantones 2016 Colours of the Year (posted 16th December 2015)

For 2016 Pantone have chosen two colours for their ‘Colour of the Year’. Their prediction is that Rose Quartz and Serenity will be trending highly. So I thought it would be a good idea to see what our designers think about them… and we had some rather mixed (but funny) thoughts!


Pantone have selected these two colours, but have also issued a palette that they feel will work well together. This is one of the visions they have for Rose Quartz and Serenity:
Pantone’s 2016 Colours of the Year


Rebecca immediately went onto Pinterest and began a board, have a look here with images such as these:
Pantone’s 2016 Colours of the Year
Pantone’s 2016 Colours of the Year


Another designer commented that pastel colours are meant to be reassuring and comforting in times of fear. This study was expressed during a conference on colours and design (inclusive of fashion) that she had attended.


… And then the jokes started, with one designer replying that the colours reminded her of a My Little Pony…
Pantone’s 2016 Colours of the Year


… While another thought that it was a very Liberace inspired palette:
Pantone’s 2016 Colours of the Year


Either way, what are your thoughts on Pantone’s 2016 Colours of the Year? 


Lucinda 


 

 

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