One of the 1st things I always noticed when we would arrive from NJ to sunny Naples was the color of the grass and the bright vivid flowers. In November, up North, the grass had gone the color of wheat and aside from leftover pumpkins, there was not much color. We are so lucky to have year round color here.
Some may take color for granted, but the Pantone company certainly does not. They forecast a color snapshot of what they see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.
For the first time Pantone introduced two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity as the PANTONE Color of the Year 2016. Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times. These colors are in our lives in SW Florida in the many sky blues, not to mention all of the colors of the sunrise & sunsets.
Never one to miss a trend, botanistix has you covered. In reality, these are excellent colors in flowers as well as nature, which is why botanistix jumped on the bandwagon. Soft muted shades of rose and blue are a lovely change from last years Marsala which was a bit drab.
Its so interesting that these tranquil colors were choses in 2016 an election year, which so far has been anything but tranquil. Perhaps the theory is “if you think it, it will become reality.” I am all for that!