2016: THROUGH SERENE ROSE-COLOURED GLASSES

Every year, worldwide renowned colour company PANTONE® announces their ‘Colour of the Year’ that symbolises a snapshot of what is happening in design and culture around the world.

It is a time when designers, manufacturers, suppliers and clients eagerly await the prediction of the palette that we will likely see more of in the year ahead. Last year we celebrated Marsala with it’s rich earthy tones that beautifully complemented the metallic palettes we love so much!

This year, for the first time in its history, PANTONE® have selected a complementary pair of colours to represent the ‘Colour of the Year 2016’ – Rose Quartz and Serenity.

And whilst the selection doesn’t dictate our overarching design aesthetic, it is definitely inspiring to see how the chosen colours are being used in unique ways throughout the design world as well as every day life.

Here are a few of our favourite images from Instagram that beautifully capture the calming and relaxing palette for 2016.

Rose Quartz and Serenity inspired macaroons via @desirantonline

Rose Quartz and Serenity inspired macaroons via @desirantonline

The calming and relaxed palette appearing in variations of texture and pattern via @eggdart

The calming and relaxed palette appearing in variations of texture and pattern via @eggdart

What a fabulously fun sense of space and use of the 2016 Pantone pairing via @souldstudiodigital

What a fabulously fun sense of space and use of the 2016 Pantone pairing via @souldstudiodigital

Celebrating Rose Quartz with a wearable collection of enviable 2016 pieces via @thedarlingevent

Celebrating Rose Quartz with a wearable collection of enviable 2016 pieces via @thedarlingevent

The perfect table setting inspiration for those special Spring and Autumn occasions via @andrewrobyevents

The perfect table setting inspiration for those special Spring and Autumn occasions via @andrewrobyevents