Spring 2016 Pantone Color Palette


Pantone has finally revealed it’s Spring 2016 colors! For the coming season, be prepared to see some soft yet fun tones around you, like Rose Quartz and Limpet Shell. According to Pantone’s official color report, the idea behind this choice is mainly to convey a calm and soothing feel with some pastels and a lot of optimism and excitement with bright and bold colors, such as Buttercup and Fiesta. Scroll down to see the full list of colors.

Inspiration behind the bold colors comes from well known artists, such as Matisse, Picasso and Frank Stella, who mastered the use of bold colors and strong lines in their work.

Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves. – Leatrice Eiseman, executive director at Pantone Color Institute

I really like the gray they’ve chosen – Lilac Gray. The lilac undertone is so subtle, that you’ll barely notice it. But the most surprising tone for me this time is the Snorkel Blue. In my opinion it would have been more suited for summer, but why not mix it up a bit this season 🙂


2016 Pantone Colors:

1. PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz

PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz

2. PANTONE 16-1548 Peach Echo

PANTONE 16-1548 Peach Echo

3. PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity

PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity

4. PANTONE 19-4049 Snorkel Blue

PANTONE 19-4049 Snorkel Blue

5. PANTONE 12-0752 Buttercup

PANTONE 12-0752 Buttercup

6. PANTONE 13-4810 Limpet Shell

PANTONE 13-4810 Limpet Shell

7. PANTONE 16-3905 Lilac Gray

PANTONE 16-3905 Lilac Gray

8. PANTONE 17-1564 Fiesta

PANTONE 17-1564 Fiesta

9. PANTONE 15-1040 Iced Coffee

PANTONE 15-1040 Iced Coffee

10. PANTONE 15-0146 Green Flash

PANTONE 15-0146 Green Flash