Pantone 2016 Colors Inspire Products 2

For the first time, the Pantone Color Institute  has selected two complementary shades as its color(s) of the year–Serenity and Rose Quartz.

April 6, 2018

Pantone 2016 Colors Inspire Products 2

Annual selection spurs all kinds of new merch from menswear to KitchenAid mixers.

The Pantone Color Institute has unveiled the 2016 Color of the Year, only this year its color

s

, plural. For the first time, the organization has selected two complementary shades to define the year–Pantone 15-3919 Serenity and Pantone 13-1520 Rose Quartz.

The annual Color of the Year selection is designed to capture the essence of modern culture at a specific moment in time, reflecting the mood and an attitude of consumers. This year, Pantone sites a gender blur in the fashion arena that is impacting color trends throughout all other areas of design.

A number of top brands have already created product featuring the colors including:

  • Firmenich has created a custom fragrance called Harmony inspired by the blending of the two hues;
    • Keurig Green Mountain has released a limited edition Serenity brewer and accompanying Rose Quartz travel mug;
      • KitchenAid has included both colors in its new collection of stand mixers, with a Rose Quartz-inspired machine set to debut in July and a Serenity-inspired version already available;
        • Kravet has unveiled a capsule collection of solid and print fabrics featuring the two shades;
          • Sephora has teamed with Pantone to develop a cosmetic collection inspired by the shades that includes lipstick, lip gloss and eye shadow; and
            • British shirt maker Thomas Pink has curated a collection of menswear offerings including shirts and accessories.
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