Pantone, Color of the Year 2016


It's a twofer!

Pantone, which decides the color of the year, has decided to give the people more than they bargained for: two colors of the year. The color authority ruled two baby-hued pastels would dominate the year, rose quartz and serenity. Rose quartz, as you can imagine, is a pretty pale pink while serenity is a baby blue.

The annual event is watched closely by the fashion industry, which uses the color(s) to gauge forthcoming trends in clothes, home décor and more. While these two colors probably bring babies to the mind, the organization says its choices were an "expression of mood and an attitude."

"Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure," Pantone says on its website. "Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times."

Not sure what to pair the spring-like shades with this year? Pantone will help you out. The company suggests people combine the duo as they're already often seen together but also suggests pairing the combination with silver or hot brights for more "splash and sparkle."

Past colors of the year include brownish-red Marsala (2015), purple-pink Radiant Orchid (2014) and Emerald (2013).

Confused how to pop a little color into your look? Watch the video to find out the perfect solution.

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