For a bit of fun I always like to see what the Pantone Institute chooses as their colour of the year. They choose a shade which they feel reflects the mood and attitude of the moment. Whilst I'm not a dedicated follower of fashion, Pantone is very highly regarded and you do see their influence spreading though all areas of design.
For the first time, this year Pantone has chosen the blending of 2 colours for 2016 - Rose Quartz and Serentity. They say 'As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.' Bobbins? Well, maybe but I think we'll be seeing a lot of these colours this year, which is no bad thing. x