For the first time EVER, Pantone selected TWO colors of the year for 2016! The gorgeous colors that made the cut are Rose Quartz and Serenity. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director at Pantone Color Institute, describes the color combination as “reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace,” and we tend to agree! The two colors, especially together, are quite soothing and peaceful. A winning combination indeed!
Spring is the perfect time to experiment with these calming colors. We know a lot of you still have snow on the ground, but we are supposed to have an early spring so let’s think spring-ish thoughts and get ready for my favorite time of the year!
If you are a busy mom, you might be worried about wearing light colors like this. Thankfully, with Clorox 2®, you don’t have to worry! You can keep your Rose Quartz and Serenity colored clothing looking like new all year long. Keep a Clorox 2 Laundry Stain Fighter Pen in your purse or diaper bag at all times and a bottle of Clorox 2 Stain Fighter & Color Booster Detergent in the laundry room for pre-treating stains and washing your clothing.
Still worried? We have helpful tips to remove stains and prevent fading from Clorox’s resident laundry expert Dr. Laundry!
Tips to Pre-Treat Your Laundry
The best way to keep your clothes looking top notch all year round is to care for them correctly. No, don’t let your mom do your laundry for you! You can totally handle this. It’s easy to pre-treat stains with Clorox 2® Stain Remover and Color Booster – just follow these tips below and add a little Clorox 2® to keep your colors true and bright:
- The sooner you get to the stain, the more likely you are to get rid of it.
- When blotting out stains, use a white cloth to prevent dye from transferring to the item you’re treating, and blot from the edges of the stain to keep it from spreading.
- Apply Clorox 2® to the stain and rub it in gently. Wait about 3-5 minutes, then wash immediately as directed on the care label, in the warmest water recommended with your favorite detergent and some additional Clorox 2® to keep colors bright.
Don’t hold back this Spring! Shop fearlessly and indulge in Pantone’s two beautiful colors of the year. Here are some of my favorite below…
Shop The Pantone 2016 Colors of The Year
These two colors are hitting the beauty scene as well. Sephora and Pantone teamed up to create two lipsticks in Pantone’s colors of the year that are both breathtaking and totally wearable.
I’m totally loving Sephora + Pantone Color of The Year Rose Quartz and the lovely Sephora + Pantone Color of The Year Serenity. While most of us probably can’t rock blue lipstick everyday, the Rose Quartz is absolutely a perfect everyday shade for busy moms and housewives.
Of course, nail polish in these two colors are an absolute MUST-HAVE for Spring, which is just weeks away. I’m dying to get these colors on my nail!
Essie Rock The Boat and Essie Pink About It are just perfection! I’ve even seen these two colors swirled together to make a pretty epic manicure. Image all the possibilities for fun manicures with these two amazing colors!
You may just decide to add one (or both) of these pastel tones to your hair too!
Get L’Oreal Paris Hair Color Feria Pastels Dye in SMokey Blue or Smokey Pink to create soft, all over color or opt for ombre highlights if you dare!
Lets Get Techy
Not just for clothes and makeup, Pantone’s two color choices have flowed over into tech accessories as well!
Dress up your phone or tablet with Skinit’s 2016 Pantone colors of the year inspired skins and cases. Your phone and all your other devices are your most used and visible accessory, so why not give them the style they deserve?!
You can choose from thousands of existing designs or customize your own case or skin with any color or images you want. Best of all, Skinits skins and cases start at just $15!
I chose the Rose Quartz Floral Pro Case for my iPhone 6 Plus and it’s even more gorgeous in person than I imagined it would be. I’m confident that it will keep my phone safe and I love how stylish the case looks. The image quality is crisp and colorful, giving the phone a whole new life of it’s own. Perfect for Spring!
Browse Skinit’s 2016 Pantone’s Colors of The Year Selection on their website and find your favorite!