Pantone’s Colour of the Year May Surprise You

La Vie en Rose

Pantone has revealed its colour of the year, and surprise, it’s actually two pale pastels on opposite ends of the colour wheel: Rose Quartz and Serenity (a pale blue). That doesn’t mean they don’t play well together though; think of them as yin and yang and pick the one that speaks (softly) in your ear.

 Emilia Wickstead
Emilia Wickstead

 Naeem Khan
Naeem Khan

 Herve Leger
Herve Leger

 

Rose Quartz on the Runway

 Carolina Herrera
Carolina Herrera

Grey tempers the girlishness of pink, for those who worry pastel pink is too frothy. The look stays feminine with a lacy print and layers of chiffon.

 Gucci
Gucci

Rich red gives pink an energetic boost. This tonal look is surprisingly sophisticated, but mix things up with contrasting shoes.

 Emilia Wickstead
Emilia Wickstead

Help yourself to a serving of a pale neutral mixed with blush pink, which has all the delectability of a bowl of strawberries and cream.

 

Rose Quartz, Your Way

Indulge in the unabashedly ultra-feminine look of pink with bows, tiers of ruffles, crystals, and, naturally, rosebuds. Go for a subtle spectrum from blush to cream, and don’t worry about matching your pinks exactly.

 Emilia Wickstead
Emilia Wickstead

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Blue Crush

Refreshing, yet calming, we can’t wait to dive into Serenity, the pale blue doppelganger to Rose Quartz. Evocative of cloudy skies and still waters, this hue is an instant update for spring, so add just a splash (or head-to-toe look) to your wardrobe and drink it in.

 Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier

 Salvatore Ferragamo
Salvatore Ferragamo

 Herve Leger
Herve Leger

 

serenity on the Runway

 Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier

You might think an electric cobalt would overpower pale blue, but it actually makes it come alive.

 Kseniya Knyazeva
Kseniya Knyazeva

This ensemble demonstrates the genius of pairing rose quartz and serenity. The pink softens menswear tailoring so it’s firmly feminine.

 Tory Burch
Tory Burch

Sailor blue is a nautical staple, but a hit of coral and cream is more unexpected and subtle than red and white. 

 

 Kseniya Knyazeva
Kseniya Knyazeva

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