Today I am bringing to you a fashion and beauty post. I love trendwatching, and a long while ago I found out about Pantone’s colors of the year. I decided to do some researching and here I am, presenting you some items you can wear to be in-style this spring!
What is Pantone?
First of all, let me introduce you to Pantone. Pantone is the world’s provider of color systems and color communication. They sell products and provide services, and they have interest in the fashion and interior sector as well.
Every year they come up with the most trending colour for the next year, based on their experiences with colour and what they thing will be hot in the next year.
2016 is a special year for Pantone, because they actually elected two colours for this year!
I hope I got your enthusiasm and excitement to know what the colours actually are, so let’s go!
The lucky winners of 2016 are…
Pantone chose two colours because they believe that people blend more together in this society than before. Because mindfulness is becoming bigger now, softer shades are trending now. People are in need of soft and calming colours, so that’s what Pantone got over to choose this colours.
The first colour is a soft pink shade. Rose quartz is very much used in jewelry, as it is a jewelstone from itself. I see a lot of designers come up with blushed pinks like rose quartz. Bags, sunshades, soft blushes and light pink lipsticks are doing it well. Rose candles are in-style as
I am absolutely in love with this colour. It is so nice and soft and it really gives me a calming feel, like Pantone said. It is so lovely and happy and it really makes me think of spring.
The second colour that made Pantone’s selection is Serenity. This is a soft blue colour. This colour is mostly used in wedding decorations and wedding dresses.
Sometimes serenity is used as the themecolor of weddings.
Sephora actually teamed up with Pantone to create a collection with the colors. That resulted in a soft blue lipstick. A bit extreme, but pretty!
Serenity eyeshadow is a very trendy color. It is also in line with one of the trends I talked about in my Trends for 2016 The make-up edition that you can read here. I said that blue eyeshadow was making a major comeback.
A nice way to incorporate that blue eyeshadow, is using the color of the year serenity. It isn’t as extreme and as a deep blue shade but you are in style!
I love this color as well. Blue is one of my favorite colors and this soft shade is definitely one of my favorites.
Pantone says that a blend of rose quartz and serenity is the perfect match for 2016. It creates a soft and very light purple. It is also a very nice and calming color I find, looking at the colors makes me so happy!
On Pinterest I found a lot of inspiration along the lines of the colours. Let’s take a look at some ideas on how we can incorporate rose quartz and serenity in our look!
As I said earlier, Sephora came out with a lipstick collection inspired by rose quartz and serenity. They created a soft pink and blue shade. There are lipglosses and an eyeshadowpalette in the collection as well.
The packaging looks beautiful as well. You can use these lipsticks to create a gradient effect and blend them together.
It gives a soft purple shade to your lips.
Some other examples of soft pink lipstick:
A lot of brands came out with soft blue eyeshadow, to be in line with serenity and the spring trends of 2016. I think it looks very cute and spring-like.
With soft pink shades you can create a romantic make-uplook perfect for a wedding or a date. If you want some inspiration or want to know how to create a soft pink look, click here to go to my Valentine’s day look if you want to achieve a similar look.
With these nailpolish colors you can jump into spring (see what I did there?) immediately.
If you have more skill or dare, you can try to create an eyeshadowlook with rose quartz and serenity and make them more vibrant as in this picture.
Soft blue liner is also a good option. You can wear in on your top lashline or bottom lashline for an accent, maybe when you are wearing a plain eyeshadowlook.
Because the colors go so well together, you can wear anything you want in this color and then combine it. I see a lot of soft pink buttoned up coats, I really love it and I want to get something like this!
You can never go wrong with a blushed pink, it gives your look a more tidied up feel. A soft pink pants is a great idea to incorporate rose quartz in your wardrobe. Same goes for serenity, it is also very easy to bring into your closet.
Serenity is very popular in wedding themes.
With jewelry, stones in the colors are very popular. As rose quartz is a jewelstone as well, that goes without saying.
An outfit idea I came up with, just using clothes I already had in my closet:
Overall, I am very satisfied with the choice that Pantone made. I love the colors and I am looking forward to go springshopping and see clothes in this colors!
That was it for today everyone, I hope you enjoyed reading this post and please let me know in the comments what you think of the colors and what you are going to do to incorporate them in your look!
See you next time!
Your Belgian blogger,
Disclaimer: Not sponsored. I bought everything on my own and these are my own opinions. Pictures are taken by me and if not, a credit is always mentioned. Please note that I am not a professional.