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Introducing : Pantone Colours of the Year 2016

It's that welcome time of year again - when Pantone give their expert view on the trending colours for the next 12 months by announcing their "Colour of the Year" . Last year it was Marsarla and the year before it was Radiant Orchid. This year, it's a twist, as Pantone have selected not one but two colours for the first time ever- PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity and PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz.

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Serenity is a cool and tranquil shade of blue, whilst rose quartz is a warm, soft and rosy shade of baby pink. Though both colours are equally beautiful, the decision to go with two colours was not due to the company's indecision but rather because they wanted to reflect social progress. Pantone always chose a colour of the year that purports to connect with the global zeitagist. In choosing shades of blue and pink, Pantone’s thoughts are that as the world is becoming more tolerant of gender equality and fluidity, it naturally impacts the colour trends happening throughout design everywhere. Serenity and Rose Quartz reflect a global consumer trend for calmer, soother tones.

The company cited “societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using colour as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to colour usage” as the reason for selecting the two signature shades.


The two shades stand out on their own and blend together beautifully to evoke a feeling of tranquillity and inner peace, so businesses will undoubtedly be scrambling to unveil products in them next year. However, for anyone looking to get ahead of the trend now, we’ve put together a selection of our favourite pieces from across our furniture, lighting, gifts and home accessory ranges in these gorgeous serenity and rose quartz shades.

 

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1.Normann Copenhagen Era Rocking Chair, 2. Rosendhal Songbird Kay, 3. Alessi Bird Hob Kettle, 4.String Pocket Shelving Pink 5. Skandinavisk Ro Scented Diffuser, 6. Swedeese Lamino Armchair and Footstool , 7. Muuto Ambit Pendant Light , 8.Hay Crinkle Throw , 9.Vitra Vineyard Cay Cushion , 10. Muuto Connect 2 Seater Sofa , 11.Woud Come Here Side Table, 12. Komono Estelle Pastel River Watch 

Check out our Pantone Colour of The Year Pinterest Board to view more of our stock in gorgeous pink and blue shades.

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