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Pantone colour(s) of the year 2016

This week Pantone announced that there will be not one but two ‘it’ shades for 2016.

Pantone 2016
Say hello to Rose Quartz and Serenity.

Rose Quartz, as in the crystal, is a light pink that Pantone describes as “a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure,” has been partnered with Serenity, a cool blue hue that, according to Pantone,” comforts with a calming effect, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.”

Here’s the launch video to give more of their vibe:

Sounds good, huh? To get you ahead of the game, I’ve rounded up my favourite ‘rose quartz’ and ‘serenity’ products.


From top to bottom, left to right:

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss in Rose Crème, R220

Bvlgari Rose Essentielle EDP 50ml, R1195

Topshop Nails in Blue Rinse, R120

Lux Soft Touch Soap Bar, R5.99

Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Baby Blue, R89.95

Ciaté Paint Pots Nail Polish in Wanderlust, R104.99

Essence Eyeshadow in Apricotta, R29.95

Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Powder in Light, R219.95

Giorgio Armani Si EDT 50ml, R995

Essence Quattro Eyeshadow in Crème de la Crème, R57.95

Max Factor Crème Puff Blush in Alluring Rose, R119.95

Bourjois Sweet Kiss Gloss in Rose Qui Peut, R119.95

Essie Nail Lacquer in Saltwater Happy, R124.95

Oh So Heavenly Love Your Lips Strawberry Smooch Bubble Balm, R27.95