Serenity And Rose Are Trending

by Anne Middleton, on December 14th, 2015

Pantone color of the year for 2016 is a softer take on color hues, for the first time the top hue for 2016 is a blending of two shades  ... serenity and rose quartz.

That’s right. The shade color experts at Pantone who have every year picked one color that they believe will be reflected in the following year’s fashion, home décor and design have departed from tradition to predict that the blending of the two colors. These professionals have identified that the dominate color next year will be a merger of delicate pink rose quartz and the soft blue of  serenity.

Pantone stated, “Rose Quartz is a persuasive, yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.” 

You may be asking, “Who the heck is Pantone and why are their predictions making headlines?”
Since 1963 Pantone has been viewed as the world-renowned authority on color from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.

The Pantone Color Institute provides color trend forecasting, brand color development and product palette development. They work worldwide with companies to make decisions about pigments and tints for their brands and products to gain a competitive sales edge. Pantone’s color experts search the world for new color trends in order to arrive at their annual selections.

It may seem a bit unusual to find job opportunities in the area of color predictions, but you may be surprised how many industries hire for this valuable position.  Manufacturers of clothing and shoes, furniture, home office supplies and wallpaper designers crave the expertise of individuals who can examine and select the latest trends for maximum sales. provides a variety of listings for educated people in the area of color assessment. These are not ordinary home decorators, but rather high-powered specialists that are responsible for creating and maintaining color standards for businesses on tight deadlines. Color forecasters have a high-risk position as they must ensure color meets design quality and expectations. 

If trends, fabrics and visual merchandising excite you, then might just have the perfect job to match your passion.

Let’s meet back here together next year to determine if Pantone was right in forecasting this blend of hues as “a harmonious pairing of inviting shades that embody a mindset of tranquility and inner peace.”