Pantone has just released its Colour of the Year for 2016 – but for the first time ever, is offering TWO shades – Rose Quartz, and Serenity – [pink and blue]
As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colours that psychologically fulfil our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent.
“The soft pink and pale blue hues were chosen for their tranquil and welcoming qualities—just what many of us are searching for in our modern, stress-filled lives” says Leatrice Eiseman
“Inducing feelings of stability, constancy, comfort and relaxation, the seamless union of Rose Quartz and Serenity creates balance in a chaotic world by providing the perfect counterpoint to the fast-paced, fractured and hurried lives we live”
I am not sure I would be able to relax with a cup of coffee in a Pantone mug which costs £25, whatever colour it was. I suspect there may be pastel colours around here next year when the new baby arrives – but personally I don’t really go in for soft pink as a furnishing colour. The blue is just a little darker than the walls in our lounge and dining room. I do find that a calming shade, I admit.
In case you have forgotten, in 2014 they chose Radiant Orchid [purple] and in 2015, Marsala [reddish brown]
Are you feeling a little blue? or are you ‘in the pink’?