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Pantone chooses two colors of the year for the first time everTuesday 8 December 2015
The colour company Pantone has for the first time crowned two colours of the year for 2016, a mix of pastel pink and blue shades as its Colour of the Year 2016. Serenity and Rose Quartz were chosen to reflect consumers seeking soothing colours.
The pairing of the pink and blue pastels marks the first time Pantone has chosen a blend of colours for its annual prediction.”Rose Quartz, a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure”, according to executive director Leatrice Eiseman.
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Like a serene sunset, flushed cheek or budding flower, Rose Quartz reminds us to reflect on our surroundings during the busy but lighthearted spring and summer months.
According to Eiseman, Serenity conveys a similarly relaxing effect, reminiscent of “the blue sky above us”. “A transcendent blue, Serenity provides us with a naturally connected sense of space”, said Eiseman
Previous colours of the year have tended towards the bolder end of the spectrum, with the brownish-red Marsala as the colour of the year for 2015, and the purply pink Radiant Orchid announced for 2014.
Besides, Pantone has partnered with graffiti artists Victor Quinonez, Werc and Man One to use the Rose Quartz and Serenity colour pairing in a series of works that will be shown in Miami, Venice Beach and New York.
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