For the first time since Pantone began appointing a color of the year, the world-renowned authority on color has selected not one, but two to represent 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity.

According to Pantone, the dual-selection is meant to be looked at together as a blend of the two colors rather than individually.

“Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue,” Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman said. This combination reflects “connection and wellness, as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”

A key factor that drove the decision to name two colors for 2016 rather than the traditional single color is the fact that there is a developing societal blend between genders as it pertains to fashion, design and color applications.

The Pantone website states that the current generation cares more about “open exchange of digital information” and less about being stereotyped and judged. Color is used as a form of expression, and not allowing a color to pertain to one particular gender, but blending the two, allows unification and the free-expression that can be seen in our culture today.

Pantone also feels that the blend serves as a relief to “modern-day stresses” and can appease our natural desire for reassurance and security. The current consumer is seeking colors that provide warmth and tranquility, a mood that is achieved with the 2016 Color of the Year.

In the coming year, Atlanta new homes may feature these colors or a similar color palette meant to bring calm and relaxation over other bolder options. The attractive merging of Rose Quartz and Serenity can easily be matched with a vast array of other mid-tones.

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