There are two basic colour trends for 2016: colours according to feng shui and the Pantone color/s of the year 2016.
Feng shui colour trends for 2016: red
2016 is the year of the fire monkey (starting on 8 February 2016) so the key colours according to feng shui 5-element system are red and shades of red, ie pink, rose (see the Pantone colours of 2016 below) purple, lilac, burgundy. To connect to the energy of fire monkey via the fire element and it’s colour just get some brand new red items for your home, for example, red towels, red door mat, and for yourself ie red clothes, as well as candles which represent fire element. If red colour is not your colour – read below about the Pantone colour trends for 2016.
Pantone colour trends for 2016: rose quartz and serenity
Pantone colors of the year 2016 are rose quartz and serenity. These colours symbolise and embody key qualities that we’ll need so much in 2016 (after quite a turbulent 2015): balance, calmness, wellness and tranquility. Mindfulness and well-being are huge trends and these colours will offer much needed reassurance and security. When combined together rose quartz and serenity transcend duality and balance a warmer embracing rose with the cooler tranquil blue, representing connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace. Rose quartz is a good alternative to feng shui red colour of 2016, if red is not your colour and serenity offers a good balance for the fiery monkey’s character.
Rose quartz for homes and fashion
R247 G202 B201 / C0 M24 Y15 K0 / HTML/hex code: F7CAC9
Serenity for homes and fashion
R146 G168 B209 / C42 M24 Y3 K0 / HTML/hex code: 92A8D1
Visual artists are embracing colour trends and producing art that includes or is inspired by or is representative of those colours. Get inspired by the art of Pantone Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity
Read the top feng shui tips 2016