2016 Pantone Color of the Year


Pantone just released their 2016 Color of the Year and for the first time introduced two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity.  “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,” the company said.

A departure from the vibrant colors of past years, this year’s color duo brings calm and relaxation.

Past Pantone Colors

As described in their news release, “Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.”

With today’s workplace evolving and creating greater focus on well-being and connection to nature, designers will find the use of these two shades a welcoming palette for creating calming respite areas.  Corporate Design Interiors‘ new office and showroom illustrates the use of this tranquil tone on the walls of one of their small focus rooms.

CDI Cloud Focus Room