With Pantone’s announcement of Rose Quartz as the color of the year, you may be wondering how to wear such a soft and gentle shade of pink. I am dark haired and look much better in bolder colors. As a result, I usually avoid pastels. What I love about this shade of pink, however, is how well it pairs with darker shades like brown and olive green as well as with creams and whites.
When pairing Rose Quartz with olive green, it is essential that you stay consistent with either warm or cool tones. Rose Quartz it usually a slightly warm color, so you will also want to choose a color of olive that is also slightly warm. Avoid strongly warm greens that have a predominate yellow undertone. The other fantastic aspect of putting Rose Quartz and olive green together is that the pink adds a feminine aspect to the more masculine olive green, especially in utilitarian or military themed items. Military continues to be a strong trend in spring so you should see plenty of military vests, tanks, and light jackets out there. Try putting a Rose Quartz tank under them!
Rose Quartz is also beautiful with creams, khakis and browns. Apply the same advice of matching the level of warmth, and you can’t go wrong with any of these colors. You can also pair Rose Quartz with its counterpart color of the year Serentity blue. This feels less earthy to me than the other choices, but remains a viable option. What I’ve done here is to put an ice blue blouse under the Rose Quartz sueded vest and then pop the two with with a Serentity blue purse. It’s a nice combination with both soft and strong elements.
So have fun this season exploring these new colors. You may just find your new favorite !