2016 Color Of The Year

Pantone has announced its 2016 Color Of The Year in what they describe as a softer take on color for the New Year. For the first time in history, Pantone is fusing two colors together and challenging traditional perceptions while also embracing the current mindset and mood of consumers. So what exactly is the new Color Of The Year? It is a blend of Rose Quartz and Serenity (Pantone 13-1520 and Pantone 15-3919).

“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,” Pantone describes.

If you are looking to embrace this new color and add a certain level of calm to your life, we can help. Not only is Rose Quartz and Serenity a beautiful palette, but it pairs well with most finishes and colors. Pantone recommends, “Whether in soft or hard surface material, the pairing of Rose Quartz and Serenity brings calm and relaxation. Appealing in all finishes, matte, metallic and glossy, the engaging combo joins easily with other mid-tones including greens and purples, rich browns, and all shades of yellow and pink. Add in silver or hot brights for more splash and sparkle.” Rose Quartz and Serenity make a stunning statement when combined with a gorgeous flowering houseplant!

As you look to update your home decor in 2016, keep this new fusion in mind as it will help you create a softer, calming space that encourages relaxation. Visit The Family Tree in Snellville, Georgia to shop our gifts and decor to find the perfect plants to pair with Pantone’s newest Color Of The Year.


Compare this year’s Color Of The Year to previous Pantone colors here.