PANTONE’S PINK AND BLUE
Expect to be seeing A LOT of these two colors soon.
For the first time ever, the world authority on colors has selected not one but two “colors of the year” for 2016: Serenity, a shade of blue, and Rose Quartz. According to The New York Times, the Pantone picks can influence everything from what direction fashion goes in — since the colors dictate how designers buy fabric — to how food appears.
For their part, Pantone attributed the decision to consumers seeking “mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses.” The “soothing” colors fulfill a basic yearning for reassurance and security, and also reflect a blurring of gender lines in fashion.