For the first time since its launch in 2000, Pantone has selected two shades for the much anticipated Color of the Year title.
Serenity (a baby blue tone) and Rose Quartz will share the honor for 2016. The shades are said to have a calming effect in an age of technological overstimulation.
“The complexity of the logic behind Color of the Year is greater than interior design or fashion – it’s a forecast, a reflection of what’s happening in the world,” said Ron Potesky, Senior VP and GM at Pantone. “These colors were seen together almost like two sides of a coin – they were showing up in many different places together.”
Pantone and Sephora are set to launch a make-up collection that plays on the pastel shades, with eye shadows and lipsticks in the two colors.