Trend Report: The Colors of Cool By Sarah Schwartz

From The Oliver Gal Artist Co., hand-stretched and gallery-wrapped Romantica canvas comes in four sizes.
From The Oliver Gal Artist Co., hand-stretched and gallery-wrapped Romantica canvas comes in four sizes.

2016 is in full swing, and brings with it not one, but two Pantone colors of the year. Meet Serenity and Rose Quartz, presented here with a sleek elegance that completely belies their childish connotations. Together, they “evoke an easy, calm, embracing and restful mood that serves as the perfect counterpoint to (our) fast-paced, fractured and hurried lives,” explained Leatrice Eiseman, executive director, the Pantone Color Institute.

Also making color headlines: Peach Echo is a friendlier, warmer orange than versions previously popular; Buttercup warms all who gaze upon it with its sun-kissed cheer; Snorkel Blue takes navy to an energetic, vibrant place; Limpet Shell straddles aqua and green to set a clean, refreshing mood; and Green Flash is an intense expression of nature’s spring finery.

Peach Echo

Buttercup

Snorkel Blue

Limpet Shell

Green Flash

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