Each year, the Pantone Color Institute announces its Color of the Year, a symbolic color snapshot of what’s happening in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude. For the first time, Pantone has chosen two colors for 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity. From Pantone: “Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.”
As we dream of spring’s arrival, expect to see this peaceful pairing popping up on everything from makeup to handbags. Here are a few of our early favorites. 


Lightweight and luxe, Charming Charlie's jet-setting aviator sunglasses boast pink lenses for the perfect pop of color, and an instant mood lift. Charmingcharlie.com. 


Pantone always immortalizes its color of the year on a collectible porcelain mug, and this year's color combo is perfect for a soothing cup of tea. Pantone.com.  


Accent your look with this glove-tanned leather clutch from Coach. The cornflower blue combines with gunmetal accents for a decidedly modern style, and the size is just right for all of your girls' night out essentials. Coach.com. 

From Kate Spade, the Elsie table lamp is 100 percent glamorous and girlie. The blush glass-globe base is accented with brass and toped with a cream shade, and the style is perfect for both the living room or bedside table. Katespade.com.