Monday, December 12, 2016

ODD BITS: Pantone announces 2017 Color of the Year

This coming year, optimism and the desire to live in greater harmony with our environment will supersede chic and drama in Pantone's Color of the Year. And the 2017 winner is ...

GREENERY (color #15-0343) 

GREENERY opened to mixed reviews in the Twitterverse.
"Pea soup for 2017?" read one tweet, while another asked "Have we gone back to the 1970's?" But other commenters were more positive, saying that the tinge of yellow
in the color makes it hopeful and festive, and that the chosen color was
not a variant of blue or red, which they had 
had quite enough of during election season.  

“We know what kind of world we are living in: one that is very stressful and very tense,” Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute’s executive director, said in an interview. 
“This is the color of our connection to nature. It speaks to what we call the ‘re’ words: regenerate, refresh, revitalize, renew. Every spring, we enter a new cycle, and new shoots come from the ground. It is something life affirming to look forward to.”

GREENERY lends itself to use in room interiors (the indoor garden look),
 textiles and fashion (it goes with nearly everything), car design (the new 
Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster comes in a particularly
eye-catching shade of leaf green), and furniture. 

Haute House Tiffany Damask Chair.

Dior’s new makeup colors include a lip shade called “clover", which should
match up nicely with that green-colored juice (kale smoothies?) that everyone
seems to be drinking these days.

 "Green Monster" smoothie
It's a health drink, it's a lotion, it's a floor polish

“There’s a Japanese concept called ‘forest bathing,’ which says that when you are feeling stressed, one of the best things to do is go walk in the forest,” Ms. Eiseman said. “But if you can’t do that, what can you do? Bring green into your environment. Put in on your body, or in your house or near your desk. That symbolic message is very important.”

Or, in the immortal words  of Kermit the Frog ...

... green is the color of Spring.
And green can be cool and friendly-like.
And green can be big like the ocean, or important like a mountain, or tall like a tree.
When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why, but why wonder? 
Why wonder, I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful!
And I think it's what I want to be.



  1. I'm way ahead of the style. Have been buying this green for few years now. Thanks for a great article, Judy.

  2. Thank you for your very nice comment. I'm glad you enjoy reading my blog! Happy spring!