For the first time Pantone, the color authority has anointed two colors of the year for 2016 -Rose Quartz (shades of pale pink) and Serenity (shades of baby blue). This softer take on color unlike the past deep hues like marsala and emerald is the apt antidote to modern day stresses. I don’t know about you, but just looking at these colors gives me peace and tranquility. Also how perfect are they for the Indian summer?
The combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity challenges traditional perceptions of color associated with gender and helps blurs the divide. With increased comfort with using color as a form of expression and less concern about being typecast or judged, an open exchange of digital information to different approaches to color usage will pushgender equality and fluidity.
The colors have already been featured on the runways for both men and women by Emilio Pucci, Leanne Marshall, BCBG and Richard James and time to get them in your wardrobe.
To incorporate these colors in your wardrobe easiest way is to combine the colors as separates. You don’t necessarily need to buy new outfit which has the two colors. Instead mix and match separate pieces to create your own version.You don’t have to be from head to toe in these colors, you can use these colors in your make-up and accessories.
If your closet, like most closets, mainly consists of white, grey, navy and black, rose quartz and serenity can be combines with all of them very easily either as separates or accessories.
I incorporated colour of year mixing rose quartz lace pencil skirt with clutch in serenity and splash of cobalt blue top to make the otherwise pastel outfit edgy.
Let me know what you think of the look and about the color of the year in comment below.