I’m a big fan of this year’s Pantone colours, so naturally I was super excited about this guest post by Ashley Thompson! I’ve included some of my favourite items from the site throughout the post that I felt reflected this year’s Pantone colours quite well. So, without further ado, let’s hop to it!
Did you know that colours have annual award ceremonies?
If you didn’t, you don’t need to feel bad, Pantone only started awarding specific colours the prestigious title back in 2000. What you do need to know is that Pantone is essentially the king of colours. They differentiate each hue, shade, and tone, giving every colour imaginable a specific name for creators to use for everything from graphic design to makeup to paint colours.
It wasn’t until 2012 that the Colour of the Year was introduced as a mode for dictating new fashion trends. After Tangerine Tango won the title, Pantone partnered with Sephora to create a new makeup line in the same shade.
But that was then and this is now. In 206, for the first time, Pantone has awarded two colours the title: Rose Quartz and Serenity—or more specifically, the blending of the two colours. According to Pantone, they’re better together than alone. In a statement on their website, Pantone said their decision was inspired by consumers’ inherent need to find relief of modern-day stresses. As a result, society welcomes colours that “psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent.” The statement continued: “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.”
There are a couple different ways you could incorporate these ultra-comforting colours into you life, but the easiest way by far is to bring them into your wardrobe. If you want to wrap yourself in the calming combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity, here are a few ways you can do so…
The colours go so well together than you can’t go wrong pairing them with any top and bottom. A pair of denim in Serenity and a Rose Quartz top with a sheer overlay can easily create an interesting outfit that also pays homage to the colours’ simplicities. The sheer will give you a flowing and breezy appearance as well, increasing the calming appearance the colours will help you exude.
If you want your outfit to be as comforting as the Pantone picks, you can also adopt the athleisure trend with a pair of yoga pants and a fitted tank top. One recent article declared the look acceptable to wear all day, so you might as well embrace the trend with some fun, positive colours. Their soothing appearance might even help you breathe better during your next yoga session.
With a dress and accessories combination, you could wear your new favourite colours to more formal events as well. Take a look at Closet’s Midi with cap sleeves or the ASOS Mini Camp Slip Dress among the collection of dresses here. The minimal fabric and simplistic designs perfectly represent the light and airy, carefree serenity of the colours. A statement necklace (art deco, chunky, or multi-layered designs) in one shade will really pop when presented on the other. You can also try to pair the dress up with a purse or pair of pumps in the opposite colour.
You could try redecorating your whole house in these calming shades, but why not take the less-stressful route and incorporate them into your next retail therapy session. Let’s be honest, it’s probably exactly what those zen colours would want!
*Please note, that this guest post is sponsored by Lyst.ca and was written by Ashley Thompson; the opinions expressed within this post are the author’s and not my own. If you are interested in collaborating, sponsoring a post or writing a guest post, feel free to contact me.