The experts at Pantone every year announce the annual Color of the Year, one color that they believe it will ill dominate in the following year’s design, fashion and home décor and design.
This year we have a big surprise—it’s not just one color, but a combination of twoshades, for the first time ever. The color authority chose the combo of soft blue Serenity and the blush pink Rose Quartz. By selecting two soothing, airy pastels, Pantone has a message for us all: chill out!
“With our hectic lives and the frenzy around us, there is an increasing demand for tranquility,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute’s executive director. That’s just what these hues deliver: Rose Quartz evokes a sunset, budding flower, or flushed cheek, while Serenity conjures an expanse of bleached blue sky. Worn separately, they don’t have the same power of calmness as they do when worn together. “Wearing both of these hues at once is like returning to the weightlessness of your youth,” says Eiseman. “The combination of a cool and a warm color brings a sense of balance.”
This is Pantone’s explanation of this year’s selection:
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. 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.
The prevalent combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity also challenges traditional perceptions of color association.
In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage.
At Bee Inspired Floral and Even Design, we adore these Pantone’s color choices. These shades are perfect for any occasion, and there are lots of flower possibilities to choose from.
Blue flowers are not always easy to find. They do exist, but not in all shades. The good news is “serenity” shades are perhaps the most frequent of all the different types of blues in nature. In this color we have beautiful flowers like: Cornflowers, Eryngium (thistle), Blue Delphinium (larkspur), Blue Lilac, Light Blue Tweedia, Light Blue Scabiosa, Blue Hydrangea, Misty Blue Limonium, Nigella, Blue Clematis, Muscari, Forget-Me-Not, Bellflower, Sweet Pea, Bluestar.
Pink flowers are perhaps one of the most popular natural shades of flowers. Many of them are favorites for weddings, bridal and baby girl showers. There are many to choose from: Peonies, Ranunculus, Pink Garden Roses, Stock Flower, Lisianthus, Sweet Avalanche Roses, Pink Hydrangea, Astilbe, Pale Pink Asiatic Lilies, Pink Spray Roses, Deutzia, Mountain Laurel, Camelia, Dogwood, Cherry Blossoms.
If you are planning your event to be in these colors, consult us to help you make it spectacular and amazing with our designs.