The Pantone Colour of the Year 2016, for the first time ever, is a blend of two colours, Rose Quartz and Serenity.
Here at The Great British Exchange we have curated our collections of British made products to bring independent retailers a Showcase of products that reflect these colours and influences.
The Pantone Colour of the Year is a symbolic colour selection, a colour reflection of the attitudes and moods that are taking place culturally and that will be echoed through products and fashion throughout the year to come.
"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 sense of order and peace," is the statement from Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director at the Pantone Colour Institute.
The pastel shades of Rose Quartz and Serenity are calming and indicative of the attempt to achieve balance, of the sense of mindfulness and the blurring lines between genders. The colours are soft with a feeling of romanticism and sway in the direction of a 'Genderful Society' reflecting the ideal that girl power can be celebrated and men's gentler side can be embraced.
Our curated collection of Colour of the Year 2016 British made products include a mix of fashion, beauty and gift items. These products enable retailers to echo this year's colour trend in their stores and as with all GBE products they are able to share the story behind the products, giving their customers a real sense of UK provenance and a point of difference for their store offer.
SWAN Tweed Jacket
The SWAN Tweed Jacket is expertly tailored and crafted in London from pure wool that is carefully dyed and spun before being hand-woven using traditional methods on the Isle of Man. The jacket is a classic check in light pink and blue with signature contrasting light pink undercollar and elbow patches in soft goats’ suede.
The classic, slim fit cut of the jacket and blend of pink and blue is a great example of a British fashion item that is perfect for 2016 and beyond.
Rose and Chamomile Cleanser (100ml) for Dry Skin
Leaving your skin soft, fresh and supple, this gentle creamy, highly effective cleanser removes all traces of grime and make-up and is even gentle enough to use around the delicate eye area, leaving your skin soft, fresh and bright. Peach Kernel and Fractionated Coconut Kernel oils are used for their light consistency and hydrating properties. Rose floral water and essential oils of Rose, Palmarosa, Lavender and Chamomile are added to boost moisture in dry/dehydrated skin. Aloe Vera is used to calm and soothe the skin.
Beauty products which evoke the feelings of peace and clam represented by Rose Quartz and Serenity give retailers the opportunity to promote balance and wellness to their customers. Mindfulness and finding opportunities to find peaceful moments in the day are part of people's beauty routines and the Rose and Chamomile Cleanser is a perfect match.
DIY Tassle Kit - True Blue
There is a range of DIY Tassel Kits available on the GBE and the True Blue version provides a great spectrum of the shades surrounding Serenity. For parties or an interior uplift the Tassel Kit in True Blue is an easy, affordable and fun way to capture the Colour of the Year 2016 trend.
Peacock Jug Vase
The Peacock print is part of a part of a range of ceramics from the "Classy Birds Collection". Inspired by a cockney phrase that refers to attractive women and handmade in Stoke-On-Trent this beautiful piece is tough enough to withstand daily use to serve drinks or sauces and pretty enough to keep on display.
Charlotte Chintz Cushion
This cushion features the adorable Charlotte Chintz print. These double sided printed cushions definitely make an impact on any sofa and can be mixed with other styles to make a statement.
Cushions are an easy way to update and transform any room to be on trend with seasons' colours or print styles. We think this piece is a great example of how retailers can incorporate the Colour of the Year into their stock and have something they can mix and match with other pieces they have available to customers.
Limited Collection Liberty Boxer
The Liberty Boxer Short is 100% Cotton and are made from the iconic Tana Lawn Liberty Materials. They are a perfect example of the Colour of the Year influence, blending the two shades of Rose Quartz and Serenity and heralding the blurred gender line as these boxers are unisex... a perfect fit for everyone!
We hope our selection of Colour of the Year 2016 British made products inspires retailers to embrace this year's colour palette. To find out more visit the Showcase page of our website. We'll be bringing you our selection of trends and products we're excited about via our GBE Showcase over the coming weeks and months and you can follow our Pinterest account for more British made ideas.