This December, Pantone changed up its Color of the Year tradition with not one, but two hues for 2016: Rose Quartz, a sophisticated pale pink, and Serenity, a delicate light blue.

This calming duo is Pantone’s response to the increasing stress of modern life — an encouragement to slow down and soften, but also an acknowledgment of changes in our society. These shades traditionally symbolize masculinity and femininity, but in a changing landscape of traditions and identity, Pantone urges us to find new meaning.

While these shades are most reminiscent of springtime flower buds and sweet sundresses, their combination is reflective of a stunning sunset at any time year. Explore some of our favorite Rose Quartz and Serenity images below, then take a look at our Color of the Year collection to see 75 more.

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Deer in the snow by Alin Brotea
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Textured concrete industrial background – light pink and turquoise peeling paint on the old rough concrete surface by Marina Zezelina
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Jefferson Memorial at dawn by Tidal Basin and surrounded by pink Japanese Cherry blossoms with the monument lit by the rising sun at dawn by Steve Heap
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Souffle Sweets on the plate. Minimal Vanilla style by Evgeniya Porechenskaya
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Colorful house facades, Mediterranean architecture by AnastasiaNess
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Colorful Abstract Mountains by Mark Kirkpatrick
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Lady in fashionable ripped Jeans stands in pink wall by Evgeniya Porechenskaya
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Bouquet of hortensia flowers and glass bowls on modern wooden coffee table and cozy sofa with pillows by Yulia Grigoryeva
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Passport with stamps by Muellek Josef
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Octopus in water by Olga Visavi
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Blue Hydrangea and purple rose by leungchopan
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facade of the house with fire safety stairs by aragami12345s
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Frozen beautiful pink roseflower. blossoms in the ice cube by foryouinf
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flock of birds, silhouettes of trees and clouds, retro engraving style by jumpingsack
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Empty ice-cream cone against a pink and blue background by luminaimages
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Glaciers of Greenland. Icebergs of different forms in the gulf by Denis Burden

See 75 more Rose Quartz and Serenity images in our Color of the Year collection »

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Top image: Winter, Orangeville Creek cascade at sunrise illuminated by pink clouds overhead, Michigan, USA by Dean Pennala