Pantone has announced their color of the year for 2016, and for the first time it is two colors combined. It's quite an interesting choice for two reasons; the two colors chosen are meant to be together, or more accurately sort of blend into each other. The second reason is that the two colors chosen are not what you would typically expect for such a combination. It's not blue and green, or pink and red, nope, the two colors are called Rose Quartz and Serenity. In case you've not heard of these colors, here they are...
Here is Pantone's description of their pairing:
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.
I find myself becoming more and more intrigued and attracted to this combination. That lead me to begin preparing a bead collection inspired by the Pantone pairing, this should be ready for you next week. But before that I decided to present you with a bead collection for Pantone color of year 2000-2014! These beautiful colors are represented by some scrumptious beads stored in our glass vials all put into a lovely acrylic box. There are 14 vials and 3 extra large drops for one of the years. You can see these fun beads below and also find the collection on our website HERE. There are a few new Bead Collections in addition to the fun Pantone one, with names such as Prom Dresses, Fairy Godmother's, Peacock Feathers and Tempting Teals.
I'm just going to sit and stare at them for awhile... Ahhhhhh