Gender specific colors are blurring. For example in the UK, adorable Prince George wears pink overhauls, while the little girl in the photo wears blue. (Photo by Max Mumby)
The Combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity Offer Exciting Color Pairings
Both colors are appealing in all finishes, matte, metallic and glossy. Both can be paired with silver or hot brights for more splash and sparkle. With these exciting pairings, the engaging combo joins easily with other mid-tones including rich browns, greens and purples, and all shades of yellow and pink.
How does Pantone choose the Color of the Year?
The Pantone Color Institute conducts global trend analysis before coming to its decision. It’s a long and in-depth worldwide study with in-depth analysis before a selection is made. Pantone describes the process as, “a symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.”
The Color of the Year announcement and selection influences graphic and web design, interiors, fashion and beauty industries, food industries affecting product development and purchasing decisions.
Influences come from across the world from:
- entertainment industry and films in production
- traveling art collections and new artists
- all areas of design
- popular travel destinations
- new lifestyles
- playstyles (distinctive and different approaches to game playing)
- socio-economic conditions
- new technologies, materials, textures and effects that impact color
- social media platforms
- up-coming attention-grabbing global sporting events
Read the press release from Pantone regarding the 2016 Color of the Year.
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