At the start of December Pantone announced the new ‘colour of the year’… which actually turned out to be two colours. Personally I think choosing two colours is kinda defeating the object of the game/ breaking the rules!? …but nevermind because they do look nice together. I might be going off on a tangent here, but part of me wonders if it’s a gender related symbol of equality? Pink for girls and blue for boys… gently blending into each other. Your thoughts on a postcard… (or in the comments)
It’s a big change compared to 2015’s Pantone of the year: Marsala, but seems more user friendly to me. I can see it being a big trend in stationery, fashion, make up and design too. In terms of design, I think it’s a pretty good colour combination, and it is pretty. Pastels remind me of luxury packaging, the Grand Budapest Hotel (HELLO MENDL’S) and summertime. I’m also reminded of candy floss, so maybe that will be a big influence in design this year? Who knows…
As always Pinterest is filled with beautiful, colourful inspiration so I didn’t have any problems finding some cool examples of Rose Quartz & Serenity. I’ve even created a Pinterest Board in celebration, so we can all enjoy the pink & blue combination together – have a nosey:
What do you think to the Pantone colours of 2016? Do you see yourself designing with/decorating/buying things themed on them?