Color of the Year 2016


PANTONE 13-1520 & PANTONE 15-3919

A softer take on color for 2016: For the first time, the blending of two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity are chosen as the PANTONE Color of the Year

As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. 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.

The prevalent combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity also challenges traditional perceptions of color association.





Sherwin Williams

Passionate pursuit. Fresh mindfulness. Vintage workmanship. Social engagement.

Technology and materials that seem to come from out of this world. Sherwin Williams is taking the best of everything life has to offer and indulging in the moment. Prepare to come together as they go in passionate pursuit of a shared color consciousness.

sw-img-color-pura-vida-thb Pura Vida Collection

The elements that remind us to live well, be well, and stay well are vital to creating spaces to unplug.

sw-img-color-mas-amor-thb Mas Amor Por Favor Collection

Meaningful change begins locally. Driven by social engagements as well as social media, we’re coming together to rediscover the pleasures of intimate gatherings.


sw-img-color-nouveau-thb Nouveau Narrative Collection

The new industrial evolution may be small batch and grassroots, but it’s built to last. Looking to the past to inspire our future, dreamers and doers craft new aesthetics collaged from the pages of history books.

sw-img-color-trajectory-thb Trajectory Collection

Technology’s pace has us living in a constant state of wonder. The boundaries between art, science, and commerce continue to blur.

Benjamin Moore

The Benjamin Moore Color and Design Team traveled the globe and after months of research has created Color Trends 2016 . They have announced their Color of the Year 2016: Simply White OC-117. #ColorTrends2016

The color white is transcendent, timeless, and its versatility is unmatched. From weathered wainscoting to crisp canvas shades, porcelain tile to picket fences, white is everywhere in every form—it was inevitable to choose Simply White to be their Color of the Year 2016.