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Pantone Color of the Year 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity

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Learn about the Pantone Color of the Year! For 2016, there are two: a pale pink shade known as Rose Quartz as well as a powdery blue called Serenity.

Pantone Color of the Year 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity
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By now I’m sure you’ve heard all about the 2016 Pantone Color of the Year — this is the first time ever that the color experts have chosen two colors for the year. In 2016, there are two colors of the year and they are a pale pink shade known as Rose Quartz as well as a powdery blue called Serenity.

pantone color of the year 2016

Both of these gorgeous colors are going to make a major impression on the design world in 2016, and that definitely includes weddings! These two shades are going to be the hottest colors for weddings in 2016– do you plan to use either of these colors in your big day?

Pantone Color(s) of the Year for 2016

In honor of the colors being chosen and announced, I thought I’d share a little wedding color inspiration inspired by the Pantone Colors for 2016! See below for a selection of dresses (perfect for bridesmaids!) in Serenity and Rose Quartz that are all under $200. Budget savvy beautiful!

Rose Quartz

This warm, pale pink shade is going to be a beautiful shade for weddings. Whether you incorporate the hue in your bridesmaids dresses, flowers, or other decor — rose quartz is going to add a feminine, ethereal quality to your wedding theme.

Rose Quartz - Pantone Color of the Year 2016


Serenity is a cool powdery blue. In some instances, I feel like it closely recognizes a periwinkle shade and has subtle tones of purple in it. This color is going to be beautiful for weddings as well! As a bridesmaids dress, or in flowers such as hydrangeas, this blue shade is going to look perfect when paired with khaki, grey or navy suits on the groomsmen.

Serenity - Pantone Color of the Year 2016

What do you think of the Pantone color of the year? Will you be using either of these colors in your wedding?

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Jessica Bishop is the founder of TheBudgetSavvyBride.com, and has worked in various areas and roles within the wedding industry since 2007. She is the author of the best-selling book,The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer and also hosts The Bouquet Toss Wedding Planning Podcast. Jessica's expert wedding advice and savvy savings tips have been featured by Good Morning America, COSMOPOLITAN, Glamour, and more. You can learn more about Jessica on her personal blog and professional website.