Colour Theory 2016

BY Harper's Bazaar Interiors / Jan 1 2016 / 16:57 PM

Mindfulness and well-being are key to the official colours of the year

Colour Theory 2016
Pantone's colours of the year for 2016 are a stress antidote
Colour Theory 2016
Pantone's colours of the year for 2016 are a stress antidote
Colour Theory 2016
Pantone's colours of the year for 2016 are a stress antidote

For the first time in its 16 years history of predicting ‘the’ colour of the year, Pantone, the global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries named two hues for 2016.

A stark contrast to last year’s dramatically deep hue, Marsala, Pantone presents an antidote to the stress of modern living. A sense of lightness and calm manifests itself in a harmonious pairing of the colours Serenity (PANTONE 15-3919) and Rose Quartz (PANTONE 13-1520).

Akin to its namesake spiritual crystal, Rose Quartz is designed to encourage reflection on one’s surroundings, while Serenity suggests oneness with the ethereal.

Be it solid paint on walls, patterned rugs, cushions and drapes or textural inclusion into home accessories and floral displays, kinship of these dual hues will offer a sense of ease and tranquillity to our living spaces.

As we yearn for soothing sense of order and peace, these colours will also find resonance in fashion, product and graphic design. — Pratyush Sarup