2016 is looking bright for new moms. Although Pantone may urge us to choose the words “soft” or “soothing.”
The color matching system announced its color of the year for 2016, selecting not one, but two colors for the first time ever. And they’re incredibly nursery-friendly.
According to Pantone, the winning hues of Rose Quartz and Serenity (a soft shade of pink and a sort of periwinkle blue) “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.”
With a new baby, you’ll be definitely be desperate for a heavy helping of order and peace. So we’re creating a Pantone-inspired roundup of nursery gear just for you.
Plus, it’s all very progressive.
“This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity,” Pantone says.
In a new-parent world of pink vs. blue, choose both.
1. Sweet Pea Nursery Art
Elephants have always been a traditional nursery choice. And thanks to Pantone, these ones are especially trendy.
Buy it: $38, Etsy.com
2. Lovefelt Mobile
Baby will drift off to dreamland with all the “reassurance and security” Pantone promises these shades provide.
Buy it: $95, Etsy.com
Brighten things up with this on-trend customizable nursery lamp.
Buy it: $53, Zazzle.com
4. Little Giraffe Stuffed Animals
Looking for something a little more subtle? Little Giraffe offers a variety of adorable plush stuffed animals with pops of pink and blue.
Buy it: From $45, LittleGiraffe.com
5. Land of Nod Patterned Print Crib Bedding
When it comes to bedding, pink and blue hues are typically mutually exclusive. But this set brings them together, with fun patterns to boot.
Buy it: $89, LandofNod.com