The introduction to the Pantone color duo of the year 2016, ‘Rose Quartz’ and ‘Serenity’, promises “wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace”. But however soft and appealing, what if it get’s ugly under the surface?

I wanted to explore this contrast, sparked by these two articles I happened to come across roughly at the same time…

an almost violet pastel blue goat pattern on a pale rose background

‘Lost cashmere goats’ pattern by @pyrhoska (Elisa P)