As lovers of all things trending, we spend each December pantone-color-of-the-year-lee-eiseman-quoteeagerly awaiting the announcement of Pantone’s buzzed-about Colors of the Year. After a string of bold hues (including 2015’s Marsala, 2014’s Radiant Orchid, and 2013’s Emerald) comes the unexpected. This year, Pantone released not one, but two colors! Rose Quartz, a pastel pink, and Serenity, a periwinkle blue. Together, the shades reflect a chic peacefulness.

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The soothing, calming nature of color in the Spring collection is led by Rose Quartz, a persuasive yet gentle tone. Though the hue conveys compassion and composure, it’s no pushover and can stand in any room quite well on its own. For a peppy look, pair it with Peach Echo.

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Despite its hue, this Pantone color is unlikely to leave you feeling blue. Weightless and airy like the expanse of the blue sky above us, Serenity can comfort anyone with a calming touch, giving respite even in turbulent times. A transcendent blue, the color emits a naturally connected sense. Paint the largest wall in your bedroom this color, and drift away in a deep, dreamless sleep that can’t but leave you refreshed.

How do you plan to incorporate these Colors of the Year into your wardrobe this season?