After a much longer wait than usual, Pantone finally announced the 2016 Color of the Year, and to everyone’s surprise, they chose two colors for 2016. Rose Quartz, a soft pink and Serenity, a cool blue. Both colors are quite a deviation from the rich and bold colors of previous years, but reflect the need for peace and tranquility in these turbulent times. While Rose Quartz has warm undertones and Serenity cool ones, they both accomplish the same goal by evoking a sense of calm. And when paired together they create a yin and yang affect, balancing each other out perfectly. Look to see these colors popping up in spring fashions and home accent pieces in the months ahead.