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Pantone Announces 2016 Color of the Year

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Pantone has announced its 2016 Color of the Year: Rose Quartz & Serenity.  The Color of the Year is a big deal for the design community, so expect to see it in ready-to-wear, housewares, paint colors, yarn, even your nail wraps!  Recent Colors of the Year have been Marsala (2015), Radiant Orchid (2014), Emerald (2013) and Tangerine Tango (2012).

For the first time, Pantone has blended two colors, a soft pink and a tranquil blue.

Joined together Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.

-Leatrice Eisemen Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute

You can even download Color of the Year Wallpaper for your desktop!

What I find interesting are the Rose Quartz & Serenity Color Pairings.  (Scroll about halfway down the page.)  As you know, I love looking for pleasing color palettes.  I think I would throw in some warmer or richer colors.  Hmm…that sort of sounds like a personal challenge!

I have been drawn to these colors throughout 2015, as you can tell by the yarns I chose as prizes for our most recent knit-a-long!


It will be very interesting to see what happens with this color combination over the next year.


In this blog, you will find not only an exploration of all that is good in our knitterly lives, but also a variety of posts tying together my passions for writing, photography, and my home state of Oregon.

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