Five for Friday, Vol. 162 – 2017 Pantone Color of the Year – Greenery

five for friday pantone 2017 greenery finds | Style On Target blog

As 2016 comes to a close (in the next few weeks, I’m not rushing it…Pantone is!), Pantone has announced the 2017 Color of the Year.

It is Greenery! The official press release (here) has described as 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.”

This is biggish news in the news of style, as this color can be seen on the runways and the red carpet, which has a trickle down effect into retail stores (you all know the cobalt blue scene from The Devil Wears Prada). Past Colors of the Year have included Marsala (2015), Radiant Orchid (2014), Emerald (2013).

Greenery is easily paired with neutrals, brights, deeper jewel shades, metallics and even the enduring presence of Pantone’s Color of the Year 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity. I can see it being a major hit in the spring!

I’m down with this symbolic pick as whole, mainly because I hope it does help (in whatever small way) in providing a renewing. Plus, it isn’t pink like half of last year’s pick, so we all know that I view this as an improvement! ;)

Check out how you can get a jump on 2017’s Color (well, as close as I could get), because it turns out the grass is a bit greener on the 2017 side! ;)

  • L Magoon

    That is a gross shade of green, though I like your interpretation of it (earthier, more olive) AND you’re right about getting rid of pink. Guess every year can’t be cobalt or marsala.