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2016 Pantone Color of the Year Mani

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Happy 2016!  Yes, this is actually my first post of 2016.  I ended up taking an extended break for the holiday.  It’s not what I originally planned, but as the saying goes… life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans.

In honor of getting a fresh start to the new year, I decided to do a 2016 Pantone Color of the Year Mani.  Have you seen the Pantone color of the year?  They choose two this time!

2016 PANTONE-Color-of-the-YearThe first color is called Rose Quartz.  It’s a sweet, soft pink tone.  The second color is called Serenity which is a dusty, pale blue.  According to Pantone, these colors are “reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”  Who doesn’t need more connection, wellness, order and peace?  Hello!  I could use heaps of it!

I have to tell you… my immediate reaction when I saw these colors was “baby shower”.  I’m sure I’m not the only one.  But, they are very pretty regardless and I love the message they’re trying to send with this choice.

Thinking about how to incorporate both colors, I decided to do some stamping.  It’s always my go to.  What can I say, I love a good stamp!

2016 Pantone color

The pink was a struggle.  I didn’t find anything in my stash that really nailed it.  When I realized that finding the right color just wasn’t going to happen, I decided to mix things up.  I swirled a blob of China Glaze Wanderlust (one of my favorites for sure) with a blob of Zoya Sweet.  I think the end result got pretty close to Rose Quartz!


For the blue tone, I went with China Glaze Boho Blues.  The pattern is a random dot and stripe from an old Pueen plate in my stash.


What do you think of the 2016 Pantone color of the year… or colors I should say!  I’d love to know!


  1. Phyrra

    January 20, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    I love the design you created!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      January 22, 2016 at 3:43 PM

      Thanks Phyrra!

  2. Honeygirlk

    January 20, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    I really was not a fan of the Pantone colors this year and while I like Rose Quartz, I didn’t really see how much I would enjoy them. Your mani design however, is awesome and I definitely think that it would make for a great one displaying the colors. Thank you so much for sharing it. 🙂 Love it!

    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      January 22, 2016 at 3:44 PM

      Yeah, personally I like it when they choose bolder colors. But, I do think it’s really cool that there are 2 this year.

  3. Heather

    January 20, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    This is so pretty! I love the colors!

    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      January 22, 2016 at 3:44 PM

      Thanks Heather!

  4. Allison

    January 20, 2016 at 6:10 PM

    OMG, I love your Pantone mani! How inspired! I have never trying stamping, but some day I will coz there are so many things you can do with it.
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      January 22, 2016 at 3:44 PM

      Stamping is so easy once you get the hang of it. You should totally give it a try!

  5. Julie

    January 20, 2016 at 9:39 PM

    Love the mani! I’m loving this year’s colors, they are so soft and wearable!

    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      January 22, 2016 at 3:45 PM

      Super soft… I can see Rose Quartz showing up in a lot of cosmetics. Serenity might be a little trickier.

  6. MarciaF

    January 20, 2016 at 11:09 PM

    That’s a great mani. I’m looking forward to wearing more of the pinks that are Pantone inspired.
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      January 22, 2016 at 3:45 PM

      Me too! I love pink 🙂

  7. Bailey

    January 20, 2016 at 11:39 PM

    I love how this turned out! I need to go trough my stash and see if I have any matches for this years shades.

    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      January 22, 2016 at 3:46 PM

      Thanks! I was shocked I didn’t have a good rose quartz in my stash.

  8. Erika

    January 21, 2016 at 12:23 AM

    Love this! I am so happy with the Pantone colours for this year. Pink and blue. Yes, please!

    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      January 22, 2016 at 3:46 PM

      They are very pretty choices. Very feminine!

  9. Lola Seicento

    January 21, 2016 at 9:17 AM

    WOW, that is a seriously gorgeous Pantone mani!! I love it!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      January 22, 2016 at 3:46 PM

      Thanks Lola!

  10. Lisa Heath

    January 21, 2016 at 10:44 PM

    Very pretty! I’m pretty happy with the colors for the year!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      January 22, 2016 at 3:47 PM

      Thanks Lisa! I’m loving trying to come up with ideas to use them.

  11. Kristin Bassett

    January 22, 2016 at 9:56 AM

    Ohhh – I love this manicure!

    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      January 22, 2016 at 3:47 PM

      Aw, thanks Kristin!

  12. Kristina | The Feminine Filesa

    January 25, 2016 at 1:17 PM

    Looks great! I like the choice this year in regards to nail polish.
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