For the very first time, Pantone, the well-known authority on colour announced not one but two shades have made their way into the top spot for 2016. A blending of two paler shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity, set the pulse of the current trends in lifestyle and fashion. “As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. 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 soothing sense of order and peace.”
A little inspiration goes a long way in knitting and we have a few picks from our latest collections to showcase the beauty of this year’s top colour trends-
Practice the art of lounging this winter in a cabled sweater that looks chic and comfortable at the same time. Knit in Katia’s Catena Merino, a chunky yarn that is actually much lighter and loftier than it looks at first glance. Col. 210 (shown above). Free pattern to download here.
Layering is an essential part of staying chill-free. Start with a good base layer that wicks away moisture and top it off with a cosy merino vest. This sporty design from the Mirasol design team is knit in ultralight Ushya Suya delicately-dyed in a range of striking tonal shades including Sunny Skies (shown above).
Head off into the casual zone with a no-fuss v neck pullover that adds a playful vibe to any outfit. This one is knit in Mirage, a shimmery blend of wool and silk in a subtle transitional colourway that embodies both of this year’s latest colour trends. Col. 193 (shown above).