Yesterday, Pantone announced the 2016 Color of the Year would in fact be two colors—Rose Quartz (13-1520) and Serenity (15-3919)—a harmonious, watercolor duo. The announcement was quite a surprise, considering the pastel duo follows in the footsteps of strong, bold shades like Marsala, Radiant Orchid, Emerald and Tangerine Tango (the four most recent years). It’s also the first time Pantone has named two shades at once.
All I have to say, is that I cannot WAIT to see more of these beautiful hues. Pantone has already started filling their Instagram with gorgeous photos inspired by the two shades and how they perfectly balance each other for a peaceful, ethereal feel. Pantone has also put together eight color palettes, each featuring Rose Quartz and Serenity together along with other harmonious shades, to give you some pairing inspiration.
Of course, Sephora was right on Pantone’s tail with a special announcement of their own—the Sephora + Pantone Color of the Year 2016 Collection. Each year, Sephora teams up with the color authority to launch a limited color collection inspired by the Color of the Year (or in this case, two colors).
The collection will be available later this month exclusively at Sephora and will include the following:
Color of the Year Modern Watercolors Eye Palette ($39)
24 deliciously enticing shimmer and matte eyeshadows in a sleek, sophisticated palette. The shades include both Serenity and Rose Quartz, as well as unexpected neutrals, chic pastels and pops of color that work together brilliantly to provide a variety of looks.
Color of the Year Modern Watercolors Lip Gloss Set ($28)
6 high-shine glosses in a synergistic array of unique but wearable shades—including Serenity and Rose Quartz.
Color of the Year Matte Lipstick ($18)
The adventurous side of this modern color story. This pigmented lipstick in Serenity is a rich, pastel blue with a satin finish on the lips.
Color of the Year Layer Lipstick ($18)
The timeless shade of Rose Quartz captured in a high coverage, ultra-moisturizing lipstick, encased in a luxurious ombré component.
We have a couple more images of the collection below—look forward to seeing more on this collection (and a lot more of these colors) very soon.