Each year there seems to be a general agreement about what colors become popular. Have you ever wondered who determines color trends? Pantone Inc. is largely responsible! What is Pantone?The Pantone Color Matching System has been used for decades to bring consistency of color to the commercial printing process much the way paint is mixed to match the color sample you’ve chosen. Over time, Pantone has become the leader in all areas of color and design including fashion, home decor, interior design and packaging just to name a few. Each year, Pantone selects the color or colors of the year. Why are we telling you about the design industry’s color picks? We decided to have our own fun with the colors of the year for 2016 so we factored it into our thinking while selecting our favorite flowers.2016 Pantone Colors of the year

Rose Quartz

Serenity BlueHere’s what Pantone had to say about this year’s choices:

“As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern-day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent,”

“Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”

We thought this was an awesome thought, so here’s what we did: We’ve chosen one of our favorite annual flowers, ‘Angelface’ (Angelonia) by Proven Winners, and we’re offering it in a pink, blue and white mix to highlight the idea of serenity in the garden. We hope you enjoy the idea!