Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017 is Greenery Greenery is Nature's Neutral

I.     Pantone’s Color of the Year

Each year, Pantone selects a Color of the Year.  According to Pantone’s website, the Color of the Year is one moment in time that provides strategic direction for the world of trend and design, reflecting the Pantone Color Institute’s year-round work doing the same for designers and brands.  It goes on to state that “As individuals around the world become more fascinated with color and realize its ability to convey deep messages and meanings, designers and brands should feel empowered to use color to inspire and influence.”

II.     Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery

For 2017, Pantone has chosen Greenery as its Color of the Year because it is “nature’s neutral”.  It is a versatile “trans-seasonal” shade that lends itself to many color combinations.

Pantone states it best when it declares that “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.”

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III.     Greenery On The Runway

Over the past several seasons, greenery has made appearances all over the “Big 4” runways of New York, London, Milan, and Paris.  I’ve gathered some examples of the color making its appearance with several major designers.

Alberta FerrettiAlberta Ferretti

Dior 2017 Couture DressDior

Salvatore Ferragamo Milan RTW Spring Summer 2017 September 2016

Salvatore Ferragamo

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Pantone Color of the Year 2017 - Greenery


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    Love the greenery color- it makes me think of the spring. Not all the people look good in it though- it’s all the matter of the skin and hair colors.

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    Oh wow, what great colors! The men clothes are a little out there, but they’re fun! I’ve always enjoyed the color green.

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      The men’s fashions are definitely a little different… I agree with you! I love the color green as well! xo

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    Hmmm, i don’t know if I am a fan of this year’s color! I really liked last year’s pick, but green has never been my favorite!

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      I love green! I wear it all the time. I believe it’s universally flattering. xo

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    Yes! I was waiting for someone to do a post just like this one! What a great color!

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      Thank you so much! I was so excited when Pantone picked their color of the year and wanted to fit it into my editorial calendar as soon as I could fit it in. i’m Glad that you enjoyed the post! xo

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    I am so happy when Pantone released one of my favorite colors. Let’s go green!

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    I absolutely love this color but I hate it on me. It’s not flattering at all on my skin-tone. I can’t wait to see it on the runway this Spring!

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      This color of green is a bit weird. I do agree. I think it’s great in nature though. I figure that I’ll wear variations of green that are flattering on me. xo

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    Such a pretty natural looking color. I don’t own much green but looks like that should change!

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      I do love green, but I think this color “greenery” might be hard to wear, at least for me. I’ll definitely wear similar shades of green though. xo

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    I don’t know how I feel about the color choice. I like green in nature but it’s not my favorite color for clothes or accessories. Maybe I’ll see some green pieces I like though!

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      I totally agree with you! It’s a bit weird of a color especially to wear. I am planning to look for some flattering green pieces to add to my wardrobe that might not line up exactly with “Greenery”. xo

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    I love the colour green too. I love greenery
    For clothes the shade of greenery when adjusted will look great on most

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      Greenery definitely is a bold choice. I like it too. I’m just not sure how to incorporate it into my wardrobe. xo

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    Hhmmm that’s me bombed out of shopping I do not suit green in any shade or material. Hopefully Orange will come up soon x

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      I’m sorry that green doesn’t suit you. Maybe you’ll find the perfect shade if you keep looking :).

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    The color green is soothing to eyes! Glad to know that Pantone is creating awareness by its collection!

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    This color Green is just amazing. By looking at it, I see possibilities, open doors, new ventures, etc. It’s definitely a positive color.

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      Wow! I love your enthusiasm. I also love the color green. I believe it’s uplifting as well. xo

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    Ooooo just loving the color choice!!!! Such a fun color that’s for sure

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    I love green too. It’s so versatile. Timeless.

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      Green is one of my favorite colors for all the reasons that you mentioned! xo

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