Let the Light (Blue) Shine!

– – – EDIT: 12.6.15 – – –

Guess What!? I may have been a year too early, but I hypothesized correctly! Light blue (Serenity) is indeed Pantone’s Color of the Year 2016. And what did they pair it with? A soft pink: Rose Quartz. Light Blue and Light Pink reign supreme! Let there be light [blue] indeed this coming year! Cheers to all things pretty! 🙂

Pantone Color of The Year 2016: Rose Quartz & Serenity

image via Pantone


– – – Original Post 3.13.14 – – –

Sky Blue, Light Blue, Robin’s Egg Blue… whatever color you want to call it, there is no denying that this color possesses a whimsical yet elegant beauty, and it has been popping up everywhere!

I’m not one to boast, but I typically have good judgment in trend forecasting, or “Zeitgei-dar” (Zeitgeist + radar), as I like to call it. If my calculations prove true, I believe a light blue might even be Pantone’s next choice for Color of the Year. We’ll see. For now, I’d like to pay a little homage to the color that has been waltzing through my daydreams…

Light Blue looks that embody whimsical elegance…

Pantone Color of the Year 2016: Serenity | Who would have thought Lupita was a style forecaster | Light Blue Inspiration: Lupita's Oscar Gown | itsaLisa.com

Lupita’s Oscar Gown. A crowd favorite. Lupita has exceptional, taste and this Prada gown deserved its own Oscar. You go, girl!

Pantone Color of the Year 2016: Serenity - Pastel Hair | itsaLisa.com

This girl’s blue hair. The subtle hue is absolutely stunning.  If my complexion wasn’t so dark, I would rock the same look. At least I would try to…

Pantone Color of the Year 2016: Serenity | light blue inspiration: Interior Design | itsaLisa.com

This chic and modern space. The neutral palette and dark walls allow the light blue chairs to bring the room to life with a fresh pop of color. Buy your own Innit Chair here on Houzz.

Pantone Color of the Year 2016: Serenity | Light Blue Inspiration: Nike Sneaker Wedges | itsaLisa.com

These Blue Nikes. The wedge of the high top plays between sporty and chic, and the blue adds an extra kick of style to make these shoes the ultimate spring must-have. Once I can confirm if these shoes are work-place-appropriate, they will be mine. Courtesy of Lady Foot Locker.

Pantone Color of the Year 2016: Serenity & Rose Quartz | Light Blue Inspiration | itsaLisa.com

This girl’s street style. Read her blog, Pink Peonies, here. Excellent matching outfit my dear, and she styled it with a chic magenta Phillip Lim satchel for a magnificent color contrast! I love the doorway too; a painted doorway is so inviting, and an easy solution to makeover a space.

Pantone Color of the Year 2016: Serenity & Rose Quarts | Light Blue Inspiration: Macarons | itsaLisa.com

These blue macarons. Macarons are my favorite treat because they embody the same whimsically chic traits that I admire so much in fashion and design. I wonder what these little blue guys taste like.

Pantone Color of the Year 2016: Serenity | Light Blue Inspiration: nail polish | itsaLisa.com

Her light blue nails. Light blue nails are a way to add that fresh and fun color to everything you touch! Essie makes a great shade; get yours here.

These are just a few pieces from my daydreams, you can see even more glamorous Light Blue finds that inspire me on my Pinterest board, Feeling Blue, showing here:

Enjoy, and feel free to follow me on Pinterest! Also, don’t forget to check back in a year from now and we’ll see if my Pantone predictions prove true. 😉

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– – – Edit 12.6.15 – – – I have to admit, it’s totally awesome that I predicted correctly 2 years ago when I originally wrote this blog post. Sure, I was 1 year ahead, but that just proves even more that I can spot a good trend or “status quo” when I see one.  What trends will you be wearing? XOXO

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