Rose Quartz Serenity from Pantone for 2016

Every year, Pantone choose a Coloiur of the Year. This year, however, for the first time ever, they’ve chosen TWO colours. Rose Quartz and Serenity are the shades, blending togerher berautifully to give you a rose quartz serenity palette.

Pantone’s reason for choosing this rose quartz serenity blend?

“As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent.

“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.”

So, the Pantone Color of the Year is this rose quartz serenity blend, which is, essentially, a palette of baby blue and pastel pink.

We love them, they do feel like calming shades to us, and we can’t wait to start mixing and matching these gorgeous colours come next year.

So, here’s a sneak peek at a few rose quartz serenity items coming soon!

Pantone serenity rose quartz oneClockwise from top left: cross body bag, £49, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, pom pom bag, £19.99, New Look, sandals, £tbc, Debenhams, feather clutch, £60, No1 Jenny Packham @ Debenhams, wooden heel sandals, £59.99, New Look

pantone rose quartz serenity twoClockwise, from top left: Floaty cut out detail dress, £29.99, H&M,  prom dress, £110, Debut @ Debenhams, sequin dress, £160, French Connection, top, £19.99, H&M, satin bomber jacket, £24.99, New Look

pantone serenity rose quartz use

Clockwise, from top left: shirt, £36, Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams, blue gypsy chambray blouse, £22, BHS, pyjama set, £20, BHS, sweater, £14.99, H&M

pantone rose quartz serenity oneClockwise, from top left: laser cut shoes, £29.99, New Look, pink snood, £35, French Connection, tassel earrings, £6.99, H&M, lace hair bow, £3, Claire’s Accessories, fluffy eyes clutch, £12.99, New Look.

Radiant Orchid Pantone Colour of the Year

Heard of the colour, Radiant Orchid before? Well, you will this year. Radiant Orchid is the Pantone Color of the Year for 2014. Shade 18-3224 , according to Pantone, “blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.”

Radiant Orchid colour of year 2014

Sounds lovely! So, are you ready to embrace Radiant Orchid in your clothes? Is this a fashion friendly colour? It’s kind of a deep lilac – or a pale purple – depends which way you look at it. It’s not an easy colour to wear, and it’s slowly filtering into stores.

Let’s be honest, it’s going to be pretty tricky to find true Radiant Orchid pieces, unless you paint them, as Pantone have done, in this fantastic montage on their UK website. Check back throughout the year for more like this, each month.

Pantone radiant orchid colour of year 2014

So, when it comes to fashion, best to think lilac and purple, and you are pretty much there. If wearing a black of that colour just isn’t your thing, try floral patterns with lilac backgrounds. Lilac and grey is a well-worn colour mix, and deep purple, teamed with lighter shades looks great.

If you really don’t want to embrace this shade outdoors, how about a Radiant Orchid dressing gown?!

Pantone Radiant Orchid purple trend

Clockwise, from top left: Butterfly and floral print top, £28, Red Herring @ Debenhams, Lilac V neck sweater, £12, BHS, purple full mini skirt, £9.99, H&M, Ju Ju Jellies vintage wellies, £25, Schuh, orchid bathrobe, £20.30 (was £29), BHS, metallic creep platforms, £28, Schuh, butterfly and floral skirt, £35, Red Herring @ Debenhams, lilac roll sleeve t-shirt, £9.99, New Look, ditsy floral dress, £85, Edition by Preen @ Debenhams, love heart sweater, £25, BHS

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