Have you seen how much pink is coming into the stores for the autumn and winter months? It seems to be everywhere. And there's a good reason for that, because pink is the Pantone Colour of the Year. Well, that and blue (as we saw in my last colour blogpost).
Yes, for the first time ever, Pantone has chosen not one but two colours for the accolade of Colour of the Year - a soft pink called "Rose Quartz" and a blue called "Serenity". The cool blue tones have been predominating for the Spring and Summer, but now Summer is at its height and Autumn is on the horizon, rosy shades of pink are coming to the fore.
Pantone says that the mixture of the two brings a sense of harmony - a softer take on colour as an antidote to the stresses of modern-day living. The two colours have a balance between them, the tranquil blue shades conveying an impression of connection and peace while the rose quartz brings a feeling of warmth and well-being.
Rose pink was certainly heavily featured in the runway shows for 2016 with Armani, Stella McCartney and many others including outfits and capsule collections in this new shade. And it was extremely well-received - the Stella McCartney jacket above, for example, sold out almost as soon as it was listed.
Since then, many designers have incorporated the colour in their work so we now see it not only in womenswear but also menswear, childrenswear, hairstyles, handbags, lighting and the home - the colour pink is most definitely on the map for Autumn / Winter 2016!
In the next few blogposts, I will be featuring a couple of different designs in pink so that you can knit some items with this latest colour trend. The first of these will be a cute-as-a-button baby dress and then a useful jewellery roll in a two-tone pink combination.
It's definitely time for the warm embrace of pink.