“I think it's perfect for this upcoming year!! Time to break away from the harsh blacks and enjoy the fresh new colors! Our world needs some serenity!!”to
“I woke up, and it's 1983. Where's the ducks and bunnies??”Whether you loathe the subtle nod to 1983 or believe the hues are a perfect way to soothe the world, there is something to be said for Pantone’s idea of gender fluidity and harmony. In their own words: “In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This...approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity...which includes a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged...that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage.”
Do the Pantone Colors of the Year 2016 Have Potential?
At first I was a disappointed. But the closer I looked, I saw the potential for two new subtle neutrals that provide balance and a hint of (dare I say) whimsy to a space. But, this isn’t whimsy on a fairy princess scale. This is more about a subtle breath of fresh air injected into Old World traditionalism, or a gentle pop of color in an otherwise neutral interior; it helps break up the white, cream and beige without going overboard on brights.