Meet the Two Pantone Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz & Serenity
Now, this is some exciting news. To start your 2016 right, the world’s color authority is serving up not one, but two pretty shades for you to obsess over. According to Pantone, Rose Quartz (a warm, discreet pink) and Serenity (a cool, airy blue) are the colors that will dominate the New Year. It’s the first time Pantone has bestowed the Color of the Year title on a tandem, so this is a big deal, people!
What we like most about having two hues for 2016 is that there’s something for everybody. If you’re working with a warm skin tone, you’ll gravitate towards the lovely, barely-there pink that is Rose Quartz (think: peachy-nude lipstick and shy, blushing cheeks). If you’re cool-complected, you’ll have no problem easing into Serenity, which brings to mind the powdery, periwinkle sky of an early dawn. And if you’re blessed with a neutral canvas, Pantone suggests wearing both pastels at once!
Allow us to quote the experts: “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.” Translation: keep calm and color-block on.
Peruse our picks for this matrimony of color, below!
ROSE QUARTZ: EFFORTLESS ROMANCE
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT:
- Chanel Le Vernis Frisson, P1,250
- Yhansy Hi-End Crystal Stone Necklace in Pink, P400
- Tony Moly Eyetone Single Shadow in Everyday Pink, P298
- Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Pink Blush, P1,250
- Seche Debutant, P325
- Kate Spade Moon River Bangle in Pink, P2,750
- Sleek Makeup Matte Me in Petal, P475
- Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator in Pink Light, P825
- Tory Burch Lip Colour in Ramble on Rose, P1,700
SERENITY: COOL-GIRL CALM
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT:
- Sleek Makeup I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette in Storm, P745
- JÔ Joyce Oreña Transformers Necklace in Harvest, on sale at P5,424
- Laneige Water Sleeping Pack_EX, P1,375
- Luxe Studio Semi-Animal Print Scarf in Blue, on sale at P550
- Aveeno Stress Relief Body Wash, P430
- Kleancolor Kawaii Stuff, part of Cool Side of the City Lacquer Set, on sale at P500
- Leaders InSolution Aqua Cell Skin Seed Mask, P228
- Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender Bath & Shower Gel, on sale at P1,320
- Luxe Studio Andy Sunglasses in Gold with Blue, on sale at P399
Rose Quartz and Serenity swatches/art courtesy of Pantone