Pantone Colour of the Year 2016: Serenity

Have you seen the stunning Wedding themes done with one of the two Pantone Colour of the Year 2016? The colour is called Serenity, and it is a lovely dusty blue with cool and calm tones. This year, we have been seeing a lot of brides moving towards calmer colour pallets, keeping bright accent colours to a minimum. Pantone Serenity can be combined with a dark blue, particularly Pantone Snorkel Blue to add a touch of drama, but this colour lends itself to neutrality. Combine with off-whites, creams, ivories, pale greens or even coppers, rose golds and light pinks.

Brides and Bridesmaids

Brides can add Serenity to their bridal attire in many different ways. From your shoes to blue accents on your dress, you really can have fun with it. For the more daring bride, why not replace the traditional white wedding dress and have your dream dress made in this stunning colour. Tulle works particularly well in this colour – it gives an airy and ethereal feeling to the dress which we absolutely love. This is also a lovely colour for bridesmaids dresses if you choose to go with a white dress, and works well for floor length dresses with flowy fabrics.

Pantone Colour of the Year 2016: Serenity

Grooms and Groomsmen

From ties and bowties to boutonnieres, socks and shoes, men look great in this colour. If your man is brave enough he can even have his suit made in Pantone Serenity. On men, it is striking and graceful with a regal air. Why would you not incorporate this colour in your Groom’s attire – he is your Prince Charming after all!

Pantone Colour of the Year 2016: Serenity


You can get really creative here – this colour can’t be Over The Top. Combine it with shades of blue and light pale purples, or go deep and combine it with navy blue to add richness. Just make sure that you add warmer colours to your décor too, to create depth and bring warmth. Gold, Copper or Rose Gold will do the job perfectly. For your flowers, cream coloured flowers and plenty of greens will look amazing, and you can even add light pinks to your bouquets. Add a glowing element with lots of candles and you’re sure to create a Romantic Evening to remember.

Pantone Colour of the Year 2016: Serenity

Fun Facts

According to Pantone: “Colours this season transcend cultural and gender norms. Vivid brights give way to excitement and optimism, though quiet stability prevails in this season’s palette.”

About Pantone Serenity: “Weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, Serenity comforts with a calming effect, bringing a feeling of respite even in turbulent times. A transcendent blue, Serenity provides us with a naturally connected sense of space.” – Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director: Pantone Color Institute

Be sure to read our next Pantone Colour of the Year post!

For original image credits, visit our Pantone Wedding Colours Pinterest Board.

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