Category: Fashion & Beauty
Published on Friday, 04 March 2016 00:00
Written by Cheryl Teo Kai Lin
Hair trends come and go faster than your hair can grow. Last year was the year of ash green hair, a muted and understated cool color that brightens the complexion. This year, Pantone, the leading world authority on color, introduced Rose Quartz (baby pink) and Serenity (sky blue) as the chosen color trend for 2016. Feast your eyes on this ethereal color combination when it is applied to luscious flowing locks.
Pantone explains its rationale for choosing this color combination: “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.
The prevalent combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity also challenges traditional perceptions of color association.
In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer's increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage.”