Pantone 2017 Colour of The Year: Greenery

By Oliver Burns

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January 6, 2017|Trends

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  • olour authority Pantone have revealed their highly-anticipated Colour of the Year for 2017, Greenery. A vibrant and revitalising shade of yellow-green, Greenery is symbolic of fresh beginnings. Evoking the first days of spring and stirrings of new life, Greenery is the ideal colour to welcome in the New Year.
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Each year since 2000, colour institute Pantone have discerningly selected a colour that is reflective of the current cultural climate. Greenery serves as a reminder of the importance of community and unity in the face of political and social uncertainty. A colour inspired by lush and effervescent hues found in nature, this shade communicates a positive message about brighter and better things to come.

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Greenery has already been adopted by luxury brands, interior and fashion designers alike, with fashion houses such as Kenzo, Michael Kors and Zac Posen weaving this life-affirming shade into their Spring Summer collections.  From Zac Posen’s elegant brocade trouser suit to Michael Kor’s bold use of 60’s inspired patterns, the fashion world is trailblazing the way, illustrating the versatility of this on-trend colour.  A cross between lime and peridot, this shade pulsates with life and energy; as the models sashay down the catwalk this beguiling shade is truly brought to life.

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Greenery is not the first shade of green to enjoy a spot in the limelight. 2013 was the year of Emerald, a rich and opulent hue that exuded luxury. Prior to that was the green-blue of 2010 in the form of Turquoise. Marking a move away from jewel tones and lavishness, Greenery taps into a clean and minimalist aesthetic and is surprisingly adaptable to different interiors.

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An upholstered chair in luxurious velvet or silk is a simple yet stylish way to incorporate the trend into the home. This is especially impactful when showcased against a monochrome backdrop, allowing the colour to take centre stage. A palm leaf or animal print wall covering or blind subtlety references the colour’s natural origins whilst adding visual interest and texture.

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With its successful combination of versatility and vibrancy, it’s not difficult to see why Greenery has been embraced by the creative world as the new colour du jour.

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