The official 2016 colors are Rose Quartz and Serenity. This is the first time Pantone has chosen two colors for the year. Rose Quartz is a soft shade of light pink and Serenity is a light shade of blue, almost a periwinkle color.
The inspiration behind the colors are the daily struggles and stressors we handle every day. The colors are light and soft, a reminder of calmness and tranquility.
Pantone colors this coming year are unisex, bright, fun, and inviting. “Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves”, said Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.