Pantone’s Color of the Year 2016: Will It Impact Your Wedding Color Decision-Making? The Pastels: Rose Quartz and Serenity

Serenity & Rose Quartz Dress

Late last year, Pantone® released its annual and much anticipated Color of the Year.  Because Pantone® is known for its expertise and trendsetting in color, its announcement was well-received.  For the first time, Pantone’s Color of the Year was a blend of two colors, two pastels – Rose Quartz and Serenity – a softer take on color.



Pastel colors are at the heart of many weddings.  So with the announcement of Pantone’s Color of the Year being two blended pastels, brides-to-be and wedding professionals everywhere were brimming with excitement.  Finally, we have two colors the complement each other and, when blended, make for one beautiful color in and of itself.  Pastels are back and in a big way!

Where are we likely to see these beautiful colors in regards to weddings?  On bridesmaids dresses and part of the wedding motif for certain, but it’s been suggested in some of my research that some brides make like the idea of walking down the aisle in one of these colors, particularly a light shade of Rose Quartz.  I think that would be stunning.  Here’s a example of two beautiful gowns that could be wedding gowns should the bride choose them to be.

Side by Side

Pantone® states as its reasoning for choosing the two shades that, “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.”  Pantone® goes on to explain that, “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.”

I think that Pantone® has created something truly beautiful by blending these two colors.  Their explanation for doing so makes it even more stunning!

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