Pantone colour[s] of the year for 2016

On Wednesday evening, Pantone announced their colour for 2016 and it was not one but two coloursRose Quartz and Serenity. I don’t usually write about the colours of the year because the past number of years their chosen colours have been a bit meh for my liking [marsala sounded good, but was a bit too muddy for me]. But this year. This year I can get behind them. 

I don’t like referring to colours as masculine and/or feminine, but unfortunately it’s easy to define them in that way because they have been for a long time. Yes, there are strong and soft colours, but it’s 2015 and I think it’s high time there be colour equality. They’re colours. Like whatever you want! I myself prefer warmer colours so I’m forever gravitating towards rich deep reds vs. blues. To me, red tones remind me of grand homes with tonnes of velvet curtains, panelled walls, OTT candles and the likes. Only within the past year have I stepped outside of that colour scheme and brought a bit of viridian into our home. So you never know, a bit of Serenity might sneak in too. Maybe. Maybe … 

What do you think of 2016’s colours of the year? Are you open to introducing predetermined colours into your home? Or do you prefer to not follow trends? I don’t particularly mind trends. I like what I like and if it’s on trend, woo! If it isn’t, than I’m perfectly happy either way.
Happy Friday, homies! Do you have anything exciting planned this weekend? We’ll be decorating for Christmas [I’m so late this year #BadBlogger] and tuning into A Very Murray Christmas. Have a good one x


  1. December 4, 2015 / 14:26

    Alex… is that a cross stitch of a Banksy flower thrower? Dude. I love you. As for colour of the year, I think you might be right! I have never been a pink lover, but lately I have been totally crushing on the palest of pinks.

    • December 16, 2015 / 13:20

      Well it, and you, are fabulous.

  2. December 5, 2015 / 12:28

    I have to admit, I find the whole 'colour of the year' thing a bit weird. I only realised in the last couple of years that they even do it – and I don't quite get it. (But I am in my own little bubble a lot of the time!) So, a group of people get together, pick a colour at random, and tell everyone that's the colour that they must like this year?? And then designers/manufacturers start designing and making stuff in that colour, so people have little choice but to have it in their homes/wardrobes as that's what is available! It seems mental to me.
    I agree with you, though, that I like what I like – and I'm not fussed whether it is or isn't on trend. I guess it's handy when it is on trend, as it's easier to find things to buy!
    All that being said (rant rant), it is quite fun to see what colour is the colour of the year, as I like colour and it's interesting in that way. And they are pretty colours this year!
    Here ends my ramblings on the matter… xx

    • December 13, 2015 / 21:45

      Oh I'm completely with you on the thought of predetermined colours you should be into. It's just as you say, a suggestion. And I'm not particularly bothered whether or not I'm following what's trendy or not. I've not much liked the last 6 years' colours so I've not really paid attention and to be honest, I don't think many of the colours caught on publically. But I think 2016's will be different. Because they're PRETTEH.

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