For the past 16 years, Pantone has released a colour that embodies deeper societal trends, forecasting and influencing visual and design trends for the year ahead in homewares, fashion and industrial design to name a few.
To arrive at the decision, Pantone colour experts look for new influences in areas such as entertainment, new artist, fashion, design, popular travel destinations as well as lifestyle and socio-economic conditions. 
Pantone choose a combination of Serenity and Rose Quartz colours for 2016, expressing need for harmony and peace in a chaotic world. 

Although mindfulness was indeed a key trend this year (such as adult colouring books and exercise) there’s also been undeniable political turmoil. Brexit and Donald Trump’s election have left Western society craving authenticity and a return to simplicity.