Nailed it: Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year are Here!

Excuse me if I seem a little bit high-horsey today. Neighhhh.

You see, last week one of my fave sites,, reached out looking for my color predictions for the Pantone Color of the Year. (If you’re not familiar with Pantone, they’re a go-to resource for graphic, fashion, and home designers looking to build palettes and communicate color in a standardized way, and they've made a name for themselves in color forecasting for these industries.)

I zeroed in on three shades: Rose Quartz, Lilac Gray, and Serenity. You can read the full article right here.

Source:  Elle Decor

Source: Elle Decor

Well, the announcement was made today, and I’m two for three! 

Source:  Pantone

Source: Pantone

For the first time, the Pantone Color Institute gave the title to two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity. Whatever the interpreted meaning (gender equality, it’s being said), I’m smitten. Unlike 2013’s Emerald, which took me some time to come around to (I was ultimately won over by a flood of emerald-green malachite home accessories into the marketplace), 2014’s Radiant Orchid, which I’ve never liked, and 2015’s Marsala, which I like but not really in my closet or home, I loooooooove these shades.

Pantone 2015

I actually made this moodboard in a Serenity-esque shade last year:

Serenity moodboard

And I fell for these goodies in pink at October’s High Point Market:

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I couldn’t help but pick up Benjamin Moore paint color cards in the shades on my way home from work today.

Benjamin Moore color card

Needless to say, this is one year I’ll be bringing the Color(s) of the Year home. Will you?