Monday, January 11, 2016

De'ja' Vu!

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2016 Pantone Color(s) of the Year.

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Any of these lavender hues would be my pick.
Drum roll please...Pantone has announced the 2016 color of the year and it is actually two colors; Rose Quartz (pink ) and Serenity (lavender-blue). Together, they naturally blend, creating an ombre effect of blushy-pink to powdery-blue.  While it may look, to some people at first glance, that Pantone just could not decide between the two, in my mind, they blend together, almost transforming into an iridescent lavender.  In fact, I've seen both of these hues many times before--fresh out of the lavender field here at Blooming Hill and absorbed into the purple haze where the many shades of soft lavender and pale pink grow in abundance.

Looks like Rose Quartz to me.
So, Pantone calls these two shades Rose Quartz and Serenity.  I call them just two of the many shades of lavender that brighten my summertime love.  No matter what you may want to call these shades of  "pinky-bluey" lavender inspired by Mother Nature, Rose Quartz and Serenity reflect a innocent and tranquil auras, hearkening to beauty within and bringing these colors out into the light.

 Lee_Eisemann Pantone Color of the Year 2016 ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY

 Lavandula x intermedia 'Provence', budding in blue but will soon
turn lovely lavender at it's peak bloom.

Rows of pink dusty pink Lavandula angustifolia  'Melissa'.
Rose Quartz and Serenity?  It's really a patch of
soft pink and hazy blue lavender that comes with
a tangy sweet fragrance enhancing the beauty of
intermingled colors even more.
Serenity in the form of Lavandula angustifolia 'Blue Cushion', a
beautiful smal lavender that reflects the color of a sunny
summer sky.

Rose Quartz as only Lavandula angustifolia
'Coconut Ice' can portray.

Summertime rhapsody in Rose Quartz and Serenity blending harmoniously together
in one of my favorite varieties, Lavandula angustifolia 'Rebecca Kay'.

So, this is where I see Rose Quartz and Serenity--in the colors of a lavender field that stretch out into other garden beds, the trees and even the Blue Ridge farther afield.  Where do you see these Pantone colors for 2016? Look around.  Even on the coldest, bleakest, darkest days of winter, I think you will see them, too.

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