Colours of 2016

Its the beginning of a new year, and with a new year we give way to new colors. Colors change every year, but some colors are classic, and never go out. In the hotter seasons we move on to bright colors, whereas in the colder seasons we embrace the warmer and neutral colors. Trends are however changing, and its even appropriate to wear something bright in winter and I love that because who wants to wear cool and neutral colors when you can spice things up and still look super gorgeous.

The color palette is perfect, it has just the right mix of colors. This year the colors are not as bold, but they  can make a statement if you let the colors speak for themselves. According to the Pantone Fashion Color Institute, the colors of 2016 are:

Rose Quartz


Rose Quartz is a very subtle but appealing color. Its soothing and calming, and it can be bold if worn correctly, I absolutely adore this shade. Rose Quartz is a rosy pink, and its intensity can vary from a pale gentle tone to a compassionate rose red hue. This shade of color can be worn differently according to the season and ones skin tone.

It would work well with Peach Echo, Serenity and Lilac Gray.

Peach Echo


Peach Echo as seen in Lela Rose SS 16

I love this color, and I’m super excited to be wearing it this year. This tropical color is a mixture of natural flavors of White Peach and Mango, which resulted into the beautiful tropical color known as Peach Echo. This color has a slight undertone of Rose Quartz but its definitely bolder and slightly more daring.  This shade contains warmer qualities.

It could work well with Rose Quartz, Serenity and Lilac Grey.




Miranda Kerr seen in Serenity

Serenity is a cooler shade of blue, its a pretty shade of blue, a kind of baby blue that emanates coolness and serenity. It gives one a feeling of calmness, its weightless and airy .

It would work well with Peach Echo, Snorkel Blue and Buttercup.

Snorkel Blue 


Kate Middleton seen in Snorkel Blue

Another shade of blue on the Pantone Color Report, this shade however is different from Serenity. This color is relaxing but not as relaxing as Serenity. Snorkel blue emanates boldness, confidence and royalty. With the striking undertones, the color speaks for itself.

This color would work well with Peach Echo, Buttercup and Iced Coffee.



Buttercup as seen on the runway.

Buttercup, also known as a vibrant yellow, contains distinctive characteristics which makes it different from the usual yellow. It has colors of gold yellow, yellow, green. Compared to the other shades, Buttercup is bright and cheery.

It would work well with Snorkel Blue, Serenity and Lilac Gray.

Limpet Shell


Yet another shade of blue, quite different to the other shades of blue. Limpet shell is a shade of aqua, it emanates calmness. Its one of those light and airy colors. It gives one a feeling of being carefree, and its absolutely dreamy.

It would work well with Peach Echo, Rose Quartz and Iced Coffee.

Lilac Gray


Lilac Gray is an in-between shade, made up of elements of Lavender and Gray. Its a soft, calming color that emanates elegance. Lilac gray has an undertone of lilac, thereby giving an edge to the classic gray. Lilac Gray can be worn all year round.

It would work well with Green Flash, Iced Coffee and Fiesta.



Fiesta as seen at Marissa Webb S/S 16.

Fiesta is a bold hue with an undertone of yellow, its a mixture of red and yellow, not as fierce as red but rather more vivid. It celebrates color, encourages adventure, and screams excitement. This color is definitely for the bolder, that thrive on making a statement.

It would work well with Limpet Shell, Snorkel Blue and Green Flash.

Iced Coffee


Iced Coffee is a perfect balance of the natural shades, its a light, subtle shade of a creamish brown. Its a strong neutral color that can be worn throughout the year. It contains natural and earthy qualities with a touch of subtlety.

It would work well with Rose Quartz, Serenity, Lilac Gray.

Green Flash


The color Green Flash has been taken from the flash of green that occurs for a second or two at sunset as the sun changes color. This hue is natures representation of the environment, that has become quite persistent in the fashion industry.

It would work well with Serenity, Snorkel Blue and Limpet Shell.

Each color on the palette is unique, although it has been predicted Rose Quartz and Serenity will be ruling 2016.








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