It looks like twins for 2016’s Pantone Color of the Year! In an unprecedented move, Pantone has introduced two colors, setting up what will be a fascinating trend for the coming year in industries as diverse as makeup and home decor.
The colors’ inspiration turns a keen eye to the world’s accelerating turmoil and stress, confronting that anxiety with a mellow duo that resonates mindfulness and tranquility. At the same time, the colors address a movement towards gender fluidity and equality – sure to be creative fodder for the fashion industry.
While the calming colors may seem too pastel on their own, you can easily ground them with a blend of earthier tones such as deep browns, forest greens and muted purples. Yellows and pinks blend easily, while brighter tones offer a burst of extra energy.
For design, these colors are ideal for more tranquil industries such as meditation, bath products, sweet shops, weddings or childcare. Let’s see how our own community has taken on this colorful duo.