A Pinch of Pantone


Pantone has declared Rose Quartz and Serenity as the colors for 2016. Great! Now, how do I pair them with green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? ...Anyone?You've probably heard about the tradition of pinching anyone who isn't wearing green on St. Patrick's day. You may have been a victim of this tradition. I predict several victims of this tradition in 2016 because of this year's pantone colors, rose quartz and serenity. I mean, they're very pretty together, or by themselves, but beyond their fancy names they are essentially pink and blue. How the heck is green supposed to tie in with those?

I've done a little research and have declared it possible! Let's take a look...

Step 1: Rose Quartz and Serenity

To help you understand what these colors are, refer to the image below. Gender reveal party planners, rejoice! 

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Step 2: The Color Wheel

Okay, here comes the tricky part. We have to get these two colors next to variations of green so that we can look on trend, while inadvertently avoiding the dreaded pinch on March 17th. Luckily, both colors go well with either a pale, dark, or acidic versions of green; so we've got a few options already!

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Step 3: Put it All Together, and What Have You Got?

Well, what do we have here? Chambray, and skirts, and cardigans--oh my! There are tons of ways to mix and match the pantone items in your closet to different shades of green. Now you can look cute while celebrating St. Patrick's day with your pinch-happy friends (fashionable and functional, right?). And if you're still not sure about pairing a baby blue top with forest green pants, don't fret. There is pah-lenty in the world of shoes and accessories to help you out. Have fun with it and enjoy!

 

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 Photography credits: startribune.com, truevaluepaint.com, mycentsofstyle.com, polyvore.com, thisseasonsgold.com, thefashonarmy.com, galmeetsglam.com, neversaydiebeauty.com.