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Trend Watch: It Takes Two – Feb/Mar2016

Trend Watch: It Takes Two - Feb/Mar2016

It’s a boy! It’s a girl! Wait, it’s a pair of pastels that made it to the Pantone 2016 finish line. Heads definitely turned when the colour authority announced its first-time decision ever to pick two colours to define 2016.

It is a leap year so I guess anything is possible. Even still, we can’t help but ask: why the duality? Seeing this anticipated selection acts as both a global reflection and antidote— and these are certainly uncertain times in the world—Pantone says that Rose Quartz and Serenity represent “a mindset of tranquility and inner peace.” And we can all agree in our hurried and stress-filled lives, this is a highly necessary and sought-after state.

Together these two shades also serve to blur the gender lines as society moves toward gender equality, (thanks Caitlyn). I see this pastel duo as a desire to return to a state of innocence, to quiet down the loudness of the world, cut the discord and re-emerge with a more compassionate and peaceful approach. Here’s how you can bring the serenity of a blue sky and the gentleness of rose quartz to your world in 2016.


Hue Dinnerware Collection

plates and mugs in blush and blue, $6.95 each

crateandbarrel.ca


Leanne Marshall S/S 2016

NYC Fashion Week


Roar + Rabbit Geo Watercolor Silk Pillow Cover

16×16 – $53, insert is sold separately, $14

westelm.com


Raised-Floral-Design Cotton Pillow

$35.90

zarahome.com


Hue Dinnerware collection

plates and mugs in blush and blue, $6.95 each

crateandbarrel.ca


Baby Pink Fur Short Jacket

$449

tedbaker.com


Nesting Ceramic 4-Piece Set

$149.99

KitchenAid available at thebay.com


Rose Quartz coasters

$215

elte.com


KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer

$549.99

thebay.com