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Pantone Colour Of The Year 2016

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Pantone Colour Of The Year 2016

Pantone, the authority on colour standards for the design industries, recently announced its colours of the year for 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity, which are soft muted shades of pink and blue. This is the first time they have chosen to blend two shades instead of one. Previous choices have been Marsala, Radiant Orchid and Emerald.

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For jewellery makers these two colours are great choices, both are very wearable colours whether you chose to follow the fashionistas or go your own way.

The most obvious example of the colour Rose Quartz is of course the semi precious gemstone, Rose Quartz  In the jewellery world Rose Quartz is a long standing favourite and there are many examples of soft blue gemstones such as Blue Lace Agate or Blue Chalcedony. but you don't have to stick to using gemstones to use this colour.

Here are some great ways of getting both the colours of 2016 into your jewellery designs.

 

Rose Quartz Plain Round Beads

 

12mm rose quartz plain round beads

 

   

10mm Cornflower Faceted Glass Beads

10mm cornflower blue faceted round glass bead

 

 

 Czech Glass Flower Cup Beads - Opal Rose

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Cornflower Blue Opaque Crystal Rondelles

opaque faceted glass crystal rondelle beads cornflower 6mm x 4mm

 

  

Czech Glass Pressed Puffy Flower Beads

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6mm Blue Plain Glass Beads

6mm blue glass round beads

 

Use them individually or use them both together for a look thats bang on trend.

These are just a few examples. You will be seeing a lot more of these two colours in the coming year! 

I would love to know what you think of this year's colour choices.

Best Wishes

Karen x

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