The global authority on colour, Pantone, have just announced that their Colour of the Year for 2017 is the refreshing PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery. This zesty yellow-green shade is the perfect palette cleanser for 2016, which coincidentally enough was represented by a combination of bruise-like hues which you could argue perfectly summed up the year ahead.
Under the direction of Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute, a team of ten collected a wealth of global influences to showcase the zeitgeist in colour. This took into account trends in the entertainment and film industries, as well as fine art, fashion, and lifestyle habits.
“While Serenity and Rose Quartz, the PANTONE Colour of the Year 2016, expressed the need for harmony in a chaotic world,” said Leatrice Eiseman, “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the hope we collectively yearn for amid a complex social and political landscape. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate, revitalise and unite, Greenery symbolises the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”
Its a very fitting colour to head into 2017 with. If like many of us you have been glued to Planet Earth II which finished recently you will of seen the legend that is Sir David Attenborough signing off with a powerful message about how we all need to do our part to preserve the natural world that exists on our planet and invite nature and “Greenery” into our world.
Take a closer look at Greenery for yourself.
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