I am always very excited to see what Pantone comes with for color of the year. It is always so fun.
If you are not familiar with the Pantone colors, here is a bit of an explanation. First of all, when you see color charts at the paint store, the numbers are pantone colors. They select a color of the year as a symbolic color selection. It represents what they see taking place in our global culture and serves as an expression of a mood and attitude.
This is what Leatrrce Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute says out this year’s selection. “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”
The institute writes this: “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 natures’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.
Alife-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.
Stay tuned for our stained glass picks in February!