Pantone Incorporated is known for its color matching system and their accurate color representation across many industries. This system is primarily used in printing, but also may be used in manufacturing color for paint and fabric. Every year, Pantone releases a color of the year. Rose Quartz and Serenity are the 2016 colors of the year.
After two days of debating and presenting, Pantone announced two colors for the first time in the company’s history. Pantone wanted to pick colors that support tranquility and helps people cope with modern day stress. To add a slight hint of these colors into your life, try painting your nails. Essie has a nail polish in Lapiz of Luxury . This color is very similar to Serenity and will be sure to bring you a plethora of compliments.
For your eyes, using a shimmery bubblegum pink or a silvery blue eyeshadow in your inner corner could add a pop of color to a bland outfit. For a freshly flushed look, NYX blush in Dusty Rose is a great product to use in adding Rose Quartz to your cheeks. Don’t neglect your hair: get creaseless hair ties in those colors (these hair ties can also double as bracelets).
Currently, these two colors are big in the fashion community, and many brands are making products with them. Designers like YSL have been coming out with expensive purses and shoes in these colors. As these products can be quite pricy, try getting a cheaper product to see how you like the colors before you make the big buy. Forever 21’s ankle strap heels in dusty blue are a great item to get to try out Serenity. Inexpensive trendy jewelry is also a great way to incorporate these colors. Forever 21 has a wrapped faux stone necklace in blush/gold that would complement any style from bohemian to street wear. To keep you warm and stylish in the winter, a rose quartz or serenity colored cardigan can be the perfect way to make a bolder statement. A dusty blue or pastel pink cardigan is a staple item in any wardrobe.
To incorporate the colors into your accessories, give your phone an update by getting a clear phone case and printing out some paper in either color and put it in the back of the case. If you want to make a bold statement, dyeing your hair pastel pink has been very chic lately, as long as you maintain the color and you get it dyed properly.
So, whether you attempt Serenity eyeshadow or try Rose Quartz hair color, 2016 will be the year of mental stress relief with rosy pinks and dusty blues incorporated into all aspects of the fashion world.