Pantone announced Greenery as the Color of the Year for 2017. A fresh and zesty yellow-green shade, it evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. The LuxPad finds out more…
Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, Greenery 15-0343 is a feel-good shade chosen to bring hope after a challenging year. Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman, explains: “While Serenity and Rose Quartz, the Pantone Colour of the Year 2016, expressed the need for harmony in a chaotic world. Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the hope that we collectively yearn for amid a complex social and political landscape. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate, revitalize and unite, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”
Pantone describes Greenery as a life-affirming shade, emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality. Eiseman continues, “The tangy yellow-green speaks to our desire to express, explore, experiment and reinvent, imparting a sense of buoyancy. Through its reassuring yet assertive vibrancy, Greenery offers us self-assurance and boldness to live life on our own terms, during a time when we are redefining what makes us successful and happy.”
Although it’s a bright shade, Greenery is a great harmonizer as it merges undertones of cool blues with vibrant yellows. A natural complement to a wide range of palettes, it provides a pop of color in the home and can act as a bold accent in vibrant patterns.
Adding Greenery through living walls, terrariums, botanically-themed wallpaper, paint, accent furniture and decor provides respite and breathing space, and a Greenery painted wall or a bold piece of furniture has the added benefit of creating the illusion of nature indoors.
Holistic, harmonious living is linked to the power of plants, and like the plant it represents; Greenery can improve self-esteem, reduce anxiety and heighten awareness of one’s surroundings. Effortlessly transcending from interiors to fashion and beyond, Greenery encourages individuals to take a deep breath and reinvigorate all aspects of life.
Watch the official Pantone Color of the Year video here: