Every December the Internet is flooded with retrospective pieces and lists that look back on various “bests” from the previous year: best movies, best books, best TV programs, best songs, and on and on. Those lists are often repetitive and ultimately fairly boring, which is why we prefer Pantone’s approach. Instead of focusing on the past, Pantone, the global authority on colors, looks ahead by naming a Color of the Year for the upcoming year. For 2016, they’ve broken with tradition and have chosen not one but two: Rose Quartz & Serenity. PANTONE-Color-of-the-Year-2016-v1-2732x2048 According to the Pantone website, Rose Quartz is described as “a persuasive yet gentle tone” that calls to mind both compassion and composure. Serenity, meanwhile, was selected for its weightlessness and airiness, which helps bring “feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.” These colors pair very nicely together and are thought to have a calming influence on the wearer. If you’d like to add these colors to your swimwear collection for the 2016 beach season, check out the following bikinis and one pieces:

  • The sexy ale by Alessandra Lilac Crochet bikini featuring a crochet racerback top and crochet side-tie bottoms
  • The ultra-sporty Red Carter Montezuma Cream Racerback bikini
  • The Vitamin A Inca bikini with triangle top and full cut or California cut bottoms
  • The chic, California cut Holy Cow Lilac bikini from ale by Alessandra

pantone 2016 For even greater variety in your swimsuit wardrobe or to mix and match different pieces, be sure to shop for tops and bottoms in the complementary colors Pantone has chosen for Rose Quartz & Serenity. They include Peach Echo, Lilac Gray, Buttercup, Green Flash, and Iced Coffee. All of these selections and more are available right now at SouthBeachSwimsuits.com, so start planning and purchasing your 2016 bikinis and one pieces today.