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Greenery: Pantone® 2017 Color of the Year

Introducing this fresh new shade to lead the way

In the midst of the bustle of the holiday season, Pantone announced its 2017 Color of the Year. Though hard to imagine, the rush of the peak selling season will soon pass and springtime will be upon us. With each new year, we are gifted with opportunities for renewal, growth, and restoration. This pick for Greenery as Pantone 2017 Color of the Year promises the same, as we look toward prosperity and unity. The vibrant yellowish-green color is fresh and energetic, bringing vivacity even during the bleak and barren winter.

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Pantone 2017 Color of the Year

greenery-swatch“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,” says Leatrice Eisman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

Pantone’s choice of Greenery embodies a natural, restorative element. Along with Greenery, Pantone assures us that the whole spectrum of green will reign king in the year to come. In fact, did you know that the human eye can distinguish more shades of green than any other color? The color green itself is altogether fresh and carries sentiments of harmony and positivity.

Greenery is Alive

The recent trend of nature-inspired jewelry has us falling like the leaves, making Pantone’s pick all the more logical. Greenery connects us to the earth and reminds us of the abundant vegetation that brightens our world. The shade promises to shine through all areas of our lives. Imagine the fresh green leaves in a summer wedding bouquet or the flowing green fashion flaunted on city streets. Even our new architecture approach takes its inspiration from the environment.

If gemstones could talk, we imagine peridot would be most excited about 2017’s signature color. The apple green crispness of this gem is a perfect expression of Greenery and its affordability makes it an ideal choice for fashion jewelry. Following suit, tsavorite garnet, emerald, tourmaline, and jade provide a green palette that complements Greenery. Its versatility pairs well with white, yellow, and rose gold.


Here are a few peridot pieces that are sure to make everyone green with envy:

How do you feel about the new color of the year? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


Information credit from Pantone®


Randi Bourg

Former Staff Writer