Do Pantone’s 2016 Pastel Colors of the Year Reflect a Mellowing Trend?

Six recent examples from entertainment, fashion, luxury goods and sports.

Pantone Colors of Year 2016Though the national political climate has heated up lately, experts at Pantone Color Institute are angling for a gentler tone. They recently selected rose quartz (pale pink) and serenity (light blue) as the dual colors of the year for 2016. The pairing can appear solo or as blended shades.