Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year – Rose Quartz & Serenity

It’s that time of year again…when Pantone, experts on color, announce the color the year. And this year, for the first time ever, there are two of them – both equally stunning: Rose Quartz and Serenity. Not only do these beauties stand incredibly on their own, they make a great pair for weddings and events!

Rose Quartz is a soft rosy tone that is on trend for how popular this shade is becoming in jewelry and accessories. We think everything’s coming up rosy with Rose Quartz and can’t wait to see the soft shade incorporated into an event at one of the Novare Event‘s venues! It’s a lovely shade for brides that might be considering bridesmaid dresses, or floral designs that include the shade. We find that there are many brides that love all things pink…so Rose Quartz is going to be hot on the list for accents and accessories this year.

Serenity is exactly what the name sounds like…serenity! An ethereal blue– tranquil, calm, and soothing. And don’t forget, every bride needs “something blue” so Serenity is the perfect shade to incorporate into wedding accessories (like a garter set), or even to add to the wedding cake decor.

The juxtaposition of the two colors is meant to symbolize the yin and yang of life. They stand for more than just blue and pink. The Rose Quartz according to Pantone is meant to convey “compassion and stretch”, while Serenity is “wellness, order, and peace.” Either way you can use these colors in tandem with each other to create a palette that is vibrant and beautiful for any event in your life. Want to chat about the best placement of these gorgeous hues for your wedding event or life celebration? Click here and connect with one of our venue Account Executives!


Pantone is a color creation think tank that is the authority on hues and located in New Jersey. Beginning over 50 years ago their influence in the realm of color matching is now unsurpassed by anyone else in the world. As a global company they have offices in Asia, the UK and the east coast of the United States. The Pantone Color Institute provides color forecasting and brand color stories for endless companies.

As experts on the subject, they’ve made it so that color in relation to consumer products is uniform. Each year since 2000, they’ve announced a “color of the year” that is widely utilized by home decor companies, fashion houses, event designers and cosmetics brands. People look forward to finding out what this special color will be each year. Many even plan their events and weddings around the specific color theme. Usually it’s just one color per year, but for 2016 Pantone made a bold move and announced two!