Pantone’s Color of the Year

Every year Pantone, the industry leader for color matching, releases a color (sometimes more than one) of the year.  This year is no different.  The Color of the Year helps lead the way for fashion trends and design trends.  Designers of all types look forward to the new year and what the new color will be.  Let us all welcome Greenery to 2017!

You can read more at Pantone Color of the Year

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A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.

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.

Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront – it is an omnipresent hue around the world.

A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.

What is the PANTONE Color of the Year?

A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.

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Nature’s neutral, PANTONE Greenery is a versatile “trans-seasonal” shade that lends itself to many color combinations. As displayed in the 10 palettes below, Greenery is paired with neutrals, brights, deeper shades, pastels, metallics and even the enduring presence of PANTONE Color of the Year 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity. These palettes easily cross over fashion, beauty, product and graphic design applications.


To find out more about Greenery and past Color of the Year color, please visit


2 thoughts on “Pantone’s Color of the Year

  1. I have to say I really enjoy this Pantone color of the year. It is a beautiful, calm shade of green. I also love the quote about it ‘providing us with the reassurance we yearn for amid our tumultuous social and political environment’. I think its great that they choose a color to be uplifting and to help bring some growth into our world. It sends a nice message that I really appreciate. I think its pretty amazing to see how much psychology goes into color and choosing the Pantone color of the year.


  2. Hi, it’s a pleasant article seeing green refreshes your mind. Greenery signifies beginnings: a fresh New Year; healthier food resolutions and growing vegetarian trends; grass and the outdoors during spring and summer.


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