Pantone Have Announced Their Two Colours Of The Year For 2016

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Goodbye rich, passionate, earthy marsala. Hello peace and calm. Pantone has announced its colour of the year for 2016, and this time, there’s a pretty major twist.

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Oooooooh. Ahhhhhh. (Picture: Pantone)

Rather than selecting one colour to represent all that’s going on in the world, they’ve chosen two – for the first time ever.

So, *drum roll*, here they are. The colours of the year for 2016 are Rose Quartz (PANTONE 13-1520) and Serenity (PANTONE 15-3919).

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Pantone’s colours of the year for 2016 are Rose Quartz and Serenity (Picture: Twitter/Pantone

Rose Quartz is a soft pink shade, described by Pantone as ‘a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure.’ Sure sure.

Serenity, meanwhile, is light blue; ‘weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.’ Cool.

Together, the colours embody calm and relaxation – and they have a deeper meaning.

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Ed Norton’s take on the Rose Quartz and Serenity. (Picture: Getty)

Pantone hopes Rose Quartz and Serenity will act as a soothing counterbalance to all the stresses of the modern world, fulfilling our deeper ‘yearning for reassurance and security’.

The colours also symbolise a new embrace of gender fluidity, showing two stereotypically male and female colours coming together in one blur.

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The colours represent gender fluidity. (Picture: Getty)

And – as noted by Quartz – the colours are pretty similar to those on the transgender pride flag.

Drake’s already a big fan.

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Reactions to the colours have been mixed, with a lot of people commenting that they seem a little baby shower-ish. But we have a feeling we’ll grow to like them. They do feel quite soothing.

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h/t: metro

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