Pantone unveiled its latest Colors of the Year for 2016! This upcoming year’s colors are Rose Quartz and Serenity.


This is a special event, since it marks the first time Pantone has declared two colors together as colors of the year. Pantone states multiple reasons for this. According to their official release, The colors together create a soothing and calming effect which reference modern day stresses and how consumers are pursuing mindfulness and well-being to escape from them.

The colors also represent duality, and the blurring of societal gender roles. As we move closer towards gender equality and witness the breaking of traditional gender stereotypes. This is especially seen in the fashion industry as colors and styles have become fluid among genders.

"Joined together Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and a cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of peace and order"

- Leatrice Eisman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute

At Shahida Parides, we pride ourselves on our imaginative and original signature prints hence we create brand new color palettes and themes blending Pantone inspirations with our own.

In celebration of Pantone’ Colors of the Year 2016, we bring you an overview of both Rose Quartz and Serenity as well as Shahida Parides signature designs featuring these colors.  


Rose Quartz is the half that symbolizes warmth and energy. A color traditionally used to represent feminity, it is part of Pantone's statement of the 'gender-blur' signifying a loss of association with female stereotypes into universal usage. 

Here are some Shahida Parides prints that feature Rose Quartz,


 Tulip Purple (Shop the collection and this beautiful Tulip Purple Floral Print Romper !



Marsala Feather: The dress featuring Pantone's 2015 Color Marsala also includes Rose Quartz in its color palette.(Shop the 3 Ways to Wear Elegant Marsala Feather Print Infinity Dress!)



 Sarina Yellow (Shop the collection and check out this chic 4 Ways to Wear Sarina Yellow Lace Up Kaftan!



Serenity is the half that represents tranquility, coolness, and relaxation. A color traditionally associated with masculinity, it is part of Pantone's statement of the 'gender-blur' signifying a loss of association with masuline stereotypes into a universal usage

Here are some Shahida Parides prints that feature Serenity,


Blue Jay (Shop the collection and check out this gorgeous 3 Ways to Wear Blue Jay Infinity Dress!



Python Blue (Shop the collection and check out this exclusive 3 Ways to Wear Python Infinity Dress!



Sarina Blue (Shop the collection and check out this chic Sarina Blue Harem Jumpsuit!


This is just a glimpse of the various Shahida Parides signature prints featuring the Pantone Colors of the Year 2016. We look forward to seeing what the world of fashion creates from this inspiration. Stay tuned for the latest Shahida Parides collections and original designs. 



Disclaimer:  This article contains quotes , information,images, etc. taken from Pantone's offical website and press releases. These have been credited to their rightful owners. Serenity and Rose Quartz color boards used are the original artwork of the Shahida Parides team and along with Shahida Parides product images are the property of the company and are permitted for use by it only.