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Pantone’s New Colors of the Year Are a Salute to Gender Equality

Breaking form, Pantone has selected not one, but two colors of the year for 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity.

The departure is very much purposeful. In a press release last week, Pantone explained the choice to blend the two colors reflects the increasing disassociation of color and gender.

“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,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in the release.

“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.”

Gender equality, wellness and peace; all things we can firmly get behind.

Bring some connectivity into your home this holiday by taking home a piece of original artwork from our Pantone Color of the Year inspired Collection below:

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About the Author

Caitlin Bray is the Marketing Manager at Saatchi Art. She studied History and Art History at Yale University. Her mother is a fine artist and her dog is a mystery mutt named Louise.