Pantone's Color of the Year 2017

Get ready to Go Green in 2017!

Pantone, the global authority on all things color has crowned Greenery as the 2017 Color of the Year.

This zesty yellow-green shade (#15-0343) is meant to refresh, reinvent, and reinvigorate the spirit.  It’s the color of optimism encouraging you to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

“Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment,” says Leatrice Wiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”

(above: Spring 2017 Michael Kors, Max Mara, and Mary Katrantzou)

Designers wasted no time incorporating this vibrant green into their collections.  We saw greenery peek its head out as early as the Fall 2016 collections at Valentino, KENZO and PRADA. Now, for Spring 2017 the grass couldn’t be greener!

Ok so it’s pretty bright.. it’s vibrancy can be a little scary for those of us all coming out of winters easy grays, blacks and dusty rose shades.

Think of Greenery as nature’s neutral.  Pair with neutrals, pastels, metallics, and both bright and deep tones.

You don’t have to go head-to-toe Kermit the Frog- first try using it as a pop of color paired with shades more in your comfort zone.

(Above: Spring 2017 Balenciaga, Cynthia Rowley and Emilo Pucci)

Look to Balenciaga for inspiration. Their Spring 2017 Ready-To-Wear Collection is packed full bright vintage florals, fantastic Lilly Pulitzer–ecs print boots, and greenery sporting spandex!

For more Greenery looks, check out Cynthia Rowley’s playful dose of green boho utterly girly dresses and glorious greenery accessories or Emilo Pucci’s French Rivera worthy color-blocked sporty pieces.

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