2016 Pantone Colors of the Year

This fall and winter’s wild El Niño weather may make you wish for spring, with fresh and frothy pastels creating the right mood for 2016.

With Pantone as the go-to color expert, the 2016 Color of the Year is actually two – a blend of two soft shades (Rose Quartz and Serenity) that bring to mind warm rose tones and cool blue.


“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,” Pantone’s announcement said.  And, Pantone wanted to make sure to challenge traditional perceptions about color, with the same blurring of gender-specific tones (think girl-pink/blue-boys) toward more fluidity.

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With that balance in mind, we here at Modern Jewish Wedding central can offer ways to maximize the color combo’s best effect.

You may lean toward a different color palette, such as bright and bold or rich jewel tones popular in winter. But think soft pastels as you ponder how your wedding attire, invitations, flowers, cake, Ketubah and chuppah will create your special look.

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The emotions you want your celebration to evoke play a big part in your color palette. This new combination from Pantone can give you the romantic, fairy-tale setting you’ve dreamed of or perhaps a more Zen-like calm that exudes the cool confidence of the bride and groom.

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Rose Quartz and Serenity is a blend that works well with other mid-tones, such as greens and purples, rich browns, and all shades of yellow and pink. For a sparkle or bling, add in silver or hot brights.

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What do you think of this year’s Pantone Colors of the Year?  Will you use them in your Modern Jewish Wedding color palette?

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