Friday, 8 January 2016

Pantone 2016 - a year of serenity

Pantone are the self styled ‘global authority on color’ and their announcements are taken seriously in the fashion marketplace. The colours of the year for 2016 (there are two of them this year) are rose quartz and serenity. These are likely to be well represented in fashion so having jewellery that goes (whether to wear yourself or to sell) will ensure you’re ahead of the trend.

The fashion and interiors industry take the Pantone colour of the year seriously so it is worth being aware of what their research has shown will be key trends in colour this year. Last year saw marsala, a deep red wine colour. This year, two colours have been chosen of a more pastel hue - rose quartz and serenity.
Jewellers will be well aware of the colour of rose quartz but what is serenity? Serenity is described as a cool, tranquil blue - think aquamarine or blue chalcedony.


Here are some examples of the serenity colour in jewellery to inspire you



Beautiful blue chalcedony and rose gold earrings from Orsini Fine Jewellery



Gorgeous light blue sapphire engagement ring from Eragem




Aquamarine three strand necklace from



Fused glass square pendant by PannaKotta


Blue chalcedony in a simple but effective wire wrapped design from Silver Wire Designs



Personalised aquamarine and silver bracelet from Remember Zen




Pale blue enamel earrings by Grace Girvan



Wire wrapped ring by Rusted Fury


What a beautiful soutache neck piece by Cielo Design


Enamel earrings by Stacey Bentley

What do you think of serenity? Will you be using the colour in your making?

Blog post originally written for the London Jewellery School blog

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