Each year Pantone designates a color for the next twelve months.  This year, it’s ‘Greenery’… a fresh new look for 2017.

 

 

Pantone describes ‘Greenery’ as:

“A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.

Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront – it is an omnipresent hue around the world.

A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.”

Why ‘Greenery?’

As usual, the choice is symbolic. 2017 is a time of new beginnings.  With its fresh, bright tones, it’s an optimistic trans-season color that works well across design fields, from furniture, to textiles, to fashion.

Letrice Eiserman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute says, “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the assurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the connection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”

To see Pantone’s suggested color pairings click here: Color Pairings