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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Patone's Color Of The Year 2016

"For the first time, the blending of two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity are chosen as the PANTONE Color of the Year
As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. 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.
The prevalent combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity also challenges traditional perceptions of color association.
In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer's increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage."

At first I was a little apprehensive about Pantone's choices,
Rose Quartz is not a favorite of mine. I typically like pink stones that aren't as milky as Rose Quartz.

That being said, I'll probably create some new pieces with Rose Quartz worked into the mix. A good example of that is the Rhodochrosite Necklace  currently in my shop. The Smoky Quartz, Rose Quartz and Rhodochrosite compliment each other.

The Serenity Blue is going to be a favorite of mine and, Chalcedony is at the top of my favorite stones for this color story. This Boho Style Necklace features my favorite shade of Chalcedony.

Going forward I'm going to be searching for natural gemstones that will play well with both featured colors.

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