Pantone 2016 Color of the Year

December 3, 2015

Pantone‘s color of the year is….2 colors! The media is dubbing it ?#?OhBaby because the selects are Rose Quartz and Serenity – two beautiful delicate pales shades of pink and blue. “Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

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Traits: Gentle, compassionate, composed, reflective, lighthearted.

Like a serene sunset, flushed cheek or budding flower, this hue is said to remind us to reflect on our surroundings during the busy but lighthearted spring and summer months. “This really is a beautiful pink that will radiate well on the skin for women as well as men,” Eiseman said.













Traits: Calming, trusting, dependable

Weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky, this transcendent blue provides us with a naturally connected sense of space.  “As the name suggests, Serenity is a calming color that plays to the whole idea that we know we’re still living in turbulent times. Blues simply relay that feeling of relaxation,” Eiseman said.








Other comforting, softer colors can be found on the list of top 10 hues for spring, including Peach Echo, Snorkel Blue and Buttercup. The second half — Limpet Shell, Lilac Gray, energy Fiesta, Iced Coffee and Green Flash — hint at more vibrant hues and allow for some unexpected color combinations.

Maybe this transformative and transportive color palette is a hopeful sign of things to come for next year. Softer, kinder, gentler. Therefore, we embrace these softer shades with an open mind!

We can’t wait to incorporating these trendy hues into your event design and have put together some inspiration for this year’s Pantone’s color(s) of the year!

Rose Quartz
This soft hue is flattering on everyone and can be used to create dreamy, romantic florals.


Peach Echo
This playful shade emanates radiant qualities that evoke warmth and accessibility.


Snorkel Blue
This maritime-inspired blue plays in the navy family, but with a happier, more energetic context. Include hints of this exquisite hue in your stemware to create a striking tablescape.

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Weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, serenity provides a naturally connected sense of space and sets the tone for an elegant soiree.


Look for creative ways beyond event design to incorporate a pop of color! Explore different menu options to add playful elements to your menu for an irresistible surprise that’s also very on trend.


Limpet Shell
If it isn’t already known, we love sea glass! Adding decorative elements in this crisp and modern hue creates a fresh look that evokes a deliberate, mindful tranquility.


Lilac Grey
This neutral has a subtle lilac undertone which adds a distinctive edge to this classic gray shade.


This strong and fiery red is for the daring bride. It’s vibrancy provides a stark contrast to the calming, softer nature of this season’s palette.

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Iced Coffee
It’s all in the details! Subtle elements, like these exquisite throw pillows can help create a cohesive look that will help take your event décor to the next level.


Green Flash
Push the envelope with this daring hue to add pops of color in unexpected ways! Try incorporating playful elements, such as vibrant serve ware and decorative garlands into your event design to create an eye catching look.



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