Closet inventory for Pantone 2016 color of the year

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I’ve highlighted Pantone colors of the year before (marsala in 2015 and emerald in 2013); Pantone chooses a color every year as a “A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.”

For 2016, Pantone combined two colors for the 2016 Color of the Year:  Rose Quartz (a soft pink) and Serenity (a dusky, periwinkle-type blue).

Pantone colors of the year for 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity

Here’s the reasoning behind Pantone’s 2016 choices:

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.

I do believe in the power that color can bring our lives, but I cannot say I’m a personal fan of wearing the two chosen colors this year, Rose Quartz and Serenity. Being quite pale with dark hair, I do not look good in most pastels. I usually go for more saturated tones, like in this pink-and-turquoise floral skirt:

Librarian for Life + Style | Springtime pattern-mixing closeup

I went through my closet, and below seem to be the only items that come close to the Pantone 2016 Colors of the Year:

Librarian for Life + Style | Closet inventory for Pantone colors of the year 2016

Counter-clockwise from top left:

What do you think of the Pantone 2016 Color of the Year? Do you have these colors in your closet already? Please leave a comment and let me know!

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7 thoughts on “Closet inventory for Pantone 2016 color of the year

  1. Erin @ Loop Looks

    What interesting, though, is that the background of your blog is Rose Quartz! I used to love pastel pink/blush and thought my dark hair and olive-ish skin looked good with it. I rarely wear it now, though. And that light blue has never been a staple in my wardrobe, although I don’t know why exactly.

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life + Style Post author

      HAH, that is funny!!! I didn’t even connect that — I love that you did! I have corrected my post to read that it’s not my favorite color to WEAR. 😉 I wish sometimes I could wear blush pink because it would be a useful neutral to mix with other colors, but it truly looks awful on me. Even Sam says so whenever I try it on while we’re shopping! Maybe that’s why I subconsciously chose it as my blog background… to get it in somehow? 😉

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