What makes this year's selection so unique is that for the first time, Pantone's choice includes two shades: Rose Quartz, a delicate shade of pink and Serenity, a cool and soothing blue tone.
Here's a little more detail about the choices from their website:
As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace. - Pantone.comI love how soft and subtle these colors are. I also like that I can include them in my life a little this year with items I already own--this Essie nail polish in Bikini So Teeny and this Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Strawberry are great matches for the shades.
If you'd like more Color of the Year inspiration, check out Pantone's official Pinterest page for Rose Quartz and Serenity or this collaboration between Sephora and Pantone.
What do you think of 2016's Color(s) of the Year? Will you try to include Rose Quartz & Serenity in your life at all this year?