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Pantone's color of the year

Updated 12:55 PM ET, Thu December 3, 2015
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Pantone, the company that considers itself the authority on colors in consumer trends, announced in December that Rose Quartz and Serenity are their colors of the year for 2016. The two colors reflect "connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace," the company said. Click through for other colors of the year. Courtesy For Love and Lemons
Marsala was its pick for 2015's color of the year. Pantone called it "a naturally robust and earthy wine red," that's "subtly seductive." Here, a model walks the runway in marsala during the Mikael D show at Fashion Week in Toronto. Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press/Ap
In 2014, Radiant Orchid won out. Pantone, a subsidiary of X-Rite, makes its annual color choice by surveying fashion executives and following trends in travel, music, movies and technology. courtesy west elm/pantone.com
In 2013, Emerald was Pantone's choice for color of the year. The company called it a "symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity." courtesy pantone.com/JC Penney
Tangerine Tango was Pantone's pick for color of the year in 2012. courtesy crate & barrel/pantone.com
Honeysuckle was the color of the year in 2011. courtesy Kim Kennedy/Cynthia Steffe
Turquoise rose to the top of Pantone's color picks in 2010. courtesy Dessy/Pantone.com