The highly anticipated 2016 Pantone Color of the Year has been announced, and for the first time, it's actually two shades. The blending of Rose Quartz and Serenity has been chosen as the color of the year for 2016. "Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure," explains a representative from the Pantone Color Institute. "Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times."
We expect to see many weddings featuring these ethereal hues as they easily complement a soft wedding color palette. Blush, which is a similar shade to Rose Quartz, has been a popular wedding color for a few years and is often used in floral design, bridesmaid attire, and linens. With the addition of Serenity, a tranquil and soft blueish-purple shade, we imagine many couples will love exploring how to combine the two colors in their attire, flower design, and décor.
Whether the shades are used together equally or one is highlighted more than the other, the outcome is a romantic design combination that can be achieved with florals, lighting, and tablescape décor. Take a look at some images from real weddings below for some ideas on how to incorporate the 2016 Pantone Color of the Year into your own event design.
Have bridesmaids wear flowing dresses in Serenity and carry nosegays of blooms in Rose Quartz. Photo by Troy Grover Photographers; Consulting by EverAfter Events
For your bridal bouquet, choose flowers in shades of Rose Quartz with Serenity-like accents. For an organic look, arrange blooms so they appear freshly picked from the garden. Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Consulting by Linda Howard Events
If your reception will be tented, bring guests' eyes upward with dramatic chandeliers and drapery illuminated with Rose Quartz and Serenity lighting. Photo by Karlisch Studio; Consulting by DFW Events
If you've had a wedding featuring these colors, or you're planning an event with a similar color palette, we want to see it! Submit your wedding, bridal shower, or engagement party online using this form. If you can't seem to let go of Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year, be inspired by these Marsala wedding ideas and see our favorite Marsala weddings of the year.