We believe it’s always good to draw inspiration from the things around us – it leads to fresh outlooks and ideas, and when it comes to specifics like design and fashion, we love how inspiration lends itself to having fun in the most creative ways.

One source of inspiration that we chatted about last year was specific to colour, and comes from the well renowned PANTONE® institute. Each year, experts put forward what they term the colour of the year – and this year is extra special; instead of one colour, it is an amalgamation of two soft hues that dictate a tone to be set for the year ahead.

Rose quartz and Serenity are the chosen colours for the year– the name alone suggests calm and tranquility, while the feeling is enhanced even more once the colours are viewed together. It is a vast change from the bold and rich Marsala of 2015; in the midst of a world that is full of chaos and confusion, it seem fitting that the 2016 colours are far more soothing and softer in nature.

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.

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We’ve put together some of our favorite images sourced online where the use of these two colours create an amazing, almost ethereal feel; both in design and fashion. 

Personally, we adore the fluidity of these two colours together. They work so well no matter what the season; for us Southern Hemisphere girls and our upcoming Winter 2016 season, we are too excited for the calm, light and fresh look that the hues give off – it’s got us dreaming of luxurious baby pink coats or a pair of magnificent powder blue pumps! 

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4 Comments on Rose Quartz and Serenity | Pantone 2016 Colour of The Year

  1. Bailey Schneider
    January 25, 2016 at 8:17 pm (5 years ago)

    Absolutely gorgeous and the funny thing is I’ve actually been wanting more of this pale pink in my wardrobe. I absolutely adore it!
    My sister had these 2 colours as her wedding colours – sort of… more of a peachy pink and the blue! It works so wel!

    • spruce
      February 2, 2016 at 3:29 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Bailey – we are so excited for these colours to brighten up and soften the winter season!

  2. Terry
    January 26, 2016 at 9:10 am (5 years ago)

    These are really comforting and peaceful colours – love the post

    • spruce
      February 2, 2016 at 3:29 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Terry – we love these colours too!


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