Glasses Trends | 2016’s Pantone Colours of the Year

For the first time, Pantone’s colour of the year includes two hues that reflect a desire to de-stress and bring balance. With a renewed concentration on mindfulness and unplugging, Pantone predicted that Rose Quartz and Serenity would encompass a sense of calm.

With the whole greater than its individual parts, joined together Serenity and Rose Quartz demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

Inspired by Rose Blush


Eyewear designers have increasingly embraced softer pastels shaped in frosted acetate frames that act as neutrals. Kam Dhillon 3070 Erin Blush frames, for instance, demonstrate how an oversized rectangular frame can be softened with a semi-translucent pale shade.

If you are concerned about the look seeming overly precious, pair with shades of grey, an all-black palette, or even contrasting primary colours.

Inspired by Serenity


Blue hues are a flattering alternative to stark black frames, and a semi-translucent acetate lightens the look of this subtle cat-eye shape.

How to Wear Rose Quartz & Serenity


While both shades can be combined into a single wardrobe piece, there are ways to gradually incorporate this theme for a fresh look that gets the jump on spring. Pantone offers colour pairing suggestions that can guide you in finding a palette that suits your style. If you’ve already purchased clothing in Rose Quartz or Serenity, you can also use these pairings to discover glasses hues that will complement your look.


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