WaW COLOR PLAY: Rose Quartz and Serenity is the Color of 2016

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Editor’s Note: We, including our WaW Color Play guru, Tisha Rosales, have been very excited to introduce to you the color of the year for 2016, but we had to hold ourselves back a bit so we can do so at the perfect time.

And the perfect time is now! So without further adieu, we announce 2016’s color of the year – ROSE QUARTZ AND SERENITY!

For the first time, Pantone rolls out 2 shades as the Color of the Year for 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity. “A blending of two shades,” according to Pantone. ¬ “Welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent.”


Pantone’s color choice is welcome breather from all the stresses of the workaday life. These soft hues evoke emotions such as balance, calming, wellness, compatibility, duality and most important, tranquility. When transported into the world of weddings, these colors create a soft, dreamy palette that makes the perfect setup for a truly romantic wedding.

The counterplay of soft rose and blue invite a subtle playfulness. It’s interesting how these colors come together harmoniously, without contradicting each other. True to form, duality is indeed addressed here as the combination of these shades creates beautiful bouquets.

Roses would be a natural choice in bringing out rose quartz. Mixing it with light blue hydrangeas with a sprinkling of white will create a dreamy bouquet any bride would want to hold down the aisle. Variations in pink and blue allow the bride a great deal of freedom to in choosing the blooms she will carry.

When outfitting the entourage in this color motif, one can easily imagine soft whispers in fabric floating around beautiful gals. Dressed in serene blue and carrying light pink blooms, bridesmaids will make picture-perfect snaps with the lady of the hour.

Even the men will have a grand time combining these colors in their attire. Real men wear pink with ease; moreso when mixed with blue.

On the tables, dainty centerpieces with roses and white flowers arranged in vintage / country mason jars complete the final touches. Such relaxed setting induces great conversations.

Sweet treats in these pastel shades provide the finishing touch to this peaceful palette.
Soft, calming and tranquil – don’t these make the ideal backdrop for your wedding in 2016?

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  • About WaW Color Play Columnist Tisha Rosales: Tisha is a Meta-Coach, events professional, freelance writer and candle artisan of Balay Kandila. She’s also mom to 3 boys.

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