December is busy with holiday festivities, but it’s also the month when Pantone, the leading authority on color, announces its decision for the coveted title of Color of the Year. The choice for the coming year–or more accurately, choices–has created quite the uproar in the fashion and design world. That’s right. Pantone selected TWO colors to share the spotlight in 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity. Pastel shades of pink and blue, this color pairing is a huge departure from Pantone’s announcement of bright Radiant Orchid in 2014 and deep Marsala in 2015. While many are jumping to conclusions about the political and cultural implications of Pantone’s decision, we’re here to tell you what you really want to know: how to incorporate the Color of the Year into your Kansas City area home’s decor.