Pantone’s 2016 colour of the year


Pantone recently released their much-anticipated colour of the year for 2016 and for the first time, two colours are sharing the coveted title. Serenity (15-3919) and Rose Quartz (13-1520) are ‘a harmonious pairing of inviting shades that embody a mindset of tranquillity and inner peace’ say Pantone. The colours are like the expanse of the great sky above us and are weightless and airy, I’m a great fan.
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Pantone chooses the shade that they think has the ability to communicate the colour message that best reflects what is taking place in our culture. Pantone Colour Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman says: ‘In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted colour trends throughout all other areas of design. This more multilateral approach to colour is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity. The consumers’ increased comfort with using colour as a form of expression includes a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information. This has opened our eyes to different approaches to colour usage.’

We have seen these soft hues of blue and pink on the runway with Chanel, Fendi, and Prada all featuring the colour combination and in the world of design with rose gold featuring heavily at Maison Objet earlier this year. But Pantone is known for setting the stage for the years upcoming trends, so what can we expect in the world of weddings?


With the choice and combination of two colours there are countless opportunities for patterns and pairings. Serenity offers a calming effect with the thoughts of relaxation and respite from life’s stresses. Rose Quartz touches to the feeling of compassion and composure, showing gentleness through colour. Whether together or separate they act as a brilliant focal colour for your wedding colour palette.


Both shades are so romantic and fresh and the serene blue and pale pink shades are beautiful paired together or on their own and will translate really well across wedding designs in the year ahead.  Compared to Marsala (18-1438), the hues are softer and lighter and would lend themselves particularly well to a summer or a winter wedding.


From flowers and cake designs, shoes, favours, tablescapes, stationery and linens, the colours are perfect for creating a truly beautiful wedding. We are seeing pastel-hued wedding dresses, coloured stone wedding rings, and even pink and blue beverages – a great way to add a subtle nod to the palette. Both colours work really well with a dash of metallic – such as a shiny rose gold – to create a contrasting pop.

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Your something blue being sparkling serenity earrings, or baby blue shoes or even a touch of ribbon around your bouquet will draw the calming colour into your wedding. Think pink with gorgeous full flowing flowers, coloured crockery, and glamorous pink draping to get the WOW factor.


If you are looking for help with the styling of your wedding, then please get in touch to find out about our services and how we can help.

Blue Crockery: Style Me Pretty // Blue Shoes and Flowers: Deer Pearl Flowers // Pink Cake: Style Me Pretty // Blue Stationary: Fab Mood // Bridesmaid: Mid-South Bride // Pink Crockery: Fab Mood // Blue Table: Weddbook // Pink Draping: Tulle and Chantilly // Buttonhole: Elegant Wedding Invites // Pink Flowers: Invitations by Ajalon // Blue and Pink Place setting: The Knot // Pink and Blue Cake: Tulle and Chantilly // Couple: Invitations by Ajalon // Groom: Murchison Hume // Blue Draping: Burnetts Board // Pink Stoned Ring: Aol // Pink and Blue Table: Freidatheres // Blue and Pink Shoes: Style Me Pretty // Pink Dress: Style Me Pretty

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