And the Pantone Colours of the Year Are…

Victoria Hoff

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Every holiday season, the folks at Pantone tell us exactly which hue will be trending the following year. But 2016 is looking to be extra colourful: For the first time ever, the company announced two shades as the ones to watch. Drumroll, please:



Up first we have Rose Quartz—a hue we probably could have predicted ourselves, since it's basically a softer take on the rust craze. But one of the things we really love about this pick is its crystal inspiration: Rose Quartz is known as "the stone of love," and is believed to aid in letting go of negative emotions, making room for more positive vibes.

In a more practical sense, the beauty of this colour is its versatility. An easy way to incorporate it into your routine is to add a pretty flush to your cheeks and lips. But our favourite approach? Pick a shimmery eyeshadow in the hue for a an unexpected, mesmerising take on the smoky eye.



Colour #2 is Serenity—an aptly-named calm, periwinkle blue. This shade doesn't quite have the same beauty mileage as Rose Quartz, but that's not to say you can't get some use out of it: It's a great nail colour, for example, or try swiping on some liquid liner for a more high-impact look.


Which of the two colours is your favourite? Tell us in the comments below!


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