Pantone's Color of the Year 2016: 12 Ideas for Using Rose Quartz and Serenity Hues in Events

Think beyond the baby shower for Pantone's 2016 hues.

By Jenny Berg December 9, 2015, 7:15 AM EST

Photo: Ryan Sjostrom

For the first time, Pantone selected two “colors of the year.” For 2016, the selected hues are Rose Quartz and Serenity (a baby blue). In a press release, the company said that the tranquil, soothing hues represent a cultural desire for “colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security.” The company also said the colors reflect a cultural shift toward blurring gender lines in fashion. Though the hues obviously lend themselves to traditional baby showers, there are also plenty of creative ways to use pink and blue in corporate gatherings. Here are 12 ideas for using the pastel shades at events.

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