2016 Color of the Year

February 6, 2016

Rose Quartz & Serenity are Colors of the Year How color & culture create our color palettes

Pink is romantic - and strong! Use pink as a neutral to create a sophisticated vibe with a dash of mod. Pink does all this quietly with a hint of romance and a splash of sex appeal.


Now mix in some amazing neutrals, and pair it with its best friend (blue) and they can become color of the year. Wonder why pink (rose quartz) & blue (serenity) rose above 1,000s of colors and became Color(s) of the Year?


It's all about your culture. Think about what you see everyday: how the lines between male and female are fading. Gender neutral is the new black: television (Transparent), sports (Caitlyn Jenner), language (Mr. + Ms. = the new salutation Mx), and more. The choice of 2 colors is a reflection of our current culture and showcases the path to create an equitable balance between male and female roles.


Balance your 'average' pink (is there really such a thing as an average pink?) with black, gray, beige and camouflage green (how macho) and you have the color palette of Polyvore's room.  Be sure to check out their colorful website at http://www.polyvore.com/



What makes this pink room work? The neutrals! Black balances the softness. White(or gray) evens out the palette. Soft beige creates a bridge for the accent color. And the accent color: Camouflage Green!


What do you think of pink? Do you love it? Hate it? Or tired of it? Please share your thoughts below and tell us what you think of pink!








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