I always love the day Pantone announces their color of the year. I enjoy the challenge of finding all the best baby gear and nursery accessories in the chosen shade, but I was a little disappointed this year when I discovered what Pantone decided for this year… Roze Quartz and Serenity! First of all, two color picks was a shocker, but then could they get any closer to the cliche baby pink and blue?
But let’s see what the challenge reveals…
As it turns out, pink lately has been paired with a teal or aqua shade of blue or a dark navy shade. Serenity is more of a cornflower blue or a periwinkle without any purple. Additionally, Rose Quartz is devoid of any yellow that would turn it into a more salmon or coral shade of pink. This made selecting Rose Quartz and Serenity items more of a challenge than I expected.
The pink and blue are meant to blend together this year. It’s a balance between the warm pink and cool blue as it’s explained on Pantone’s website, “In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage.”
What do you think of Pantone’s picks for 2016?
1- Ambit Pendant from Muuto
2- Bugaboo Donkey Duo
3- Wooden Doll No. 7 by Alexander Girard
4- Mushroom Lamp from Egmont Toys
5- Stripes and Sunburst from Oz Cushions
6- Blueberry Pie Melamine Plate from Colette Bream
7- Capri Crib bedding from Oilo
8- Softline Pink Quadro Ottoman
9- Plush Goat Pillow from Laura Frisk
10- ITM Tropical Delight Pastel Braided Rug