How to Wear Pantone Color of the Year Serenity Blue in Your Hair ...


There are two Pantone Colors of the Year for 2016. One is rose quartz and the other is serenity. As beautiful as its name suggests, serenity is a cool and tranquil shade of pale blue. It is described as “weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.” If you’ve already embraced the unnatural hair color trend or are ready for a change here’s serenity hair inspo that won’t leave you feeling blue.

1. Serenity Blue in All Its Glory

Serenity Blue in All Its Glory
Via De hipste kleuren van 2015

Not sure what shade of blue serenity is? Here you go!

2. Multi-colored Blue

Multi-colored Blue
Via 17 Great Blue Hairstyles

Serenity is the perfect foil for other deeper shades of blue.

3. Beautiful Blue

Beautiful Blue
Via 27 Stunning Shades Of Blue

And it lends itself perfectly to beachy waves when you want to evoke the colors of a tropical lagoon.

4. Hi Ho Silver (and Blue)

Hi Ho Silver (and Blue)
Via Blue Ombre wig. Pastel silver

Serenity's pale coolness segues wonderfully into silver.

5. Sea Foam

Sea Foam
Via DIY Hair: Five Gorgeous Pastel

Are you thinking of white horses (wave crests) on the beach?

6. To the Edge

To the Edge
Via Bold but Wearable Hair Colors

The palest shade shown here is about as far you can push serenity before it becomes a different color.

7. Electric Blue

Electric Blue
Via colored hair

Even though described a cool and tranquil shade, it can still be electric.

8. Black and Blue

Black and Blue
Via 15 Dark Hair Colour Ideas!

Pale blue adds drama to black hair.

9. Pale to the Max

Pale to the Max
Via Esther Boutique

This is as far as you can push serenity to the pale edge.

10. Blue Hair

Blue Hair
Via Pins of the Day

Own it like a mermaid.

11. Blue Meets Punk

Blue Meets Punk

For girls who like the edge

12. Blue Ombré

Blue Ombré
Via 19 Hair Colors You Must

The perfect shade for the tips of an ombré.

13. Blue Color Melt

Blue Color Melt
Via HOW TO: Old School Ombre

It so belongs in here - don't you agree?

14. Blue Dip-dye

Blue Dip-dye
Via Fall Obsession: Brown Hair To

this is one of my favorite effects.

15. Short Blue Hair

Short Blue Hair
Via short Tumblr

It's a shade that looks fabulous on all lengths. So ...

16. Blue Bob ...

Blue Bob ...
Via 7 Haircut Ideas for Your Next Beauty Appointment ... @Holly

... is a charm.

17. Cool Blue

Cool Blue

Serenity on its own is ... serene .. truly.

18. Lilac to Blue

Lilac to Blue
Via How To Dye Your Hair

Do you love this color graduation as much as I do?

19. Blue Roots

Blue Roots
Via 12 Ways to Change Up

Pair your Serenity-inspired locks with a rich hue in the same shade for double the impact.

20. Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart
Via Swandive

Can hair give you wanderlust? I say yes!

21. Blue Drama

Blue Drama
Via Human Hair Extensions Human Hair

What is it about colored hair that adds drama to a hairstyle?

22. Stormy Blues

Stormy Blues
Via Hairfumes: 6 sweet-smelling sprays for

I am seriously loving serenity with black.

23. Brown to Blue

Brown to Blue
Via This Photo Series Shows The

The brown at the crown is my hair color. Should I go blue?

24. Through the Blues

Through the Blues
Via 16 Amazing Colored Hairstyles

Serenity through turquoise, through teal through indigo. Beautiful blues.

25. All the Blues

All the Blues
Via 20 Color Ideas for Short

Check out that palette!

26. Opal Hair

Opal Hair
Via HOW-TO: Opalescence - Opal Haircolor

You can't capture the flashes of opals without serenity.

27. Sleek


A showcase of a stunning color.

28. Blue Beauty

Blue Beauty
Via Bombshells @clothesmindedx3

The more I see, the more my courage to go blue is building.

29. Blue Ombré

Blue Ombré
Via 29 Blue Hair Color Ideas

So pretty. Don't you think?

30. Split-Dyed Hair

Split-Dyed Hair
Via 28 Ladies Who Perfected Split-Dyed

I just had to include this because it has the two Pantone Colors of the Year for 2016

31. Celebrity Inspo

Celebrity Inspo
Via 15 Epic Beauty Looks That

Gwen Stefani showcased blue hair styled in three mini top knots way back in the '90s