Pantone Color of the Year 2017 : Greenery

The design and event world awaits each December for news on the Pantone Color of the Year. For 2017, were happy to hear that ‘Greenery’ will be arriving on the scene!


In the Market

While Greenery is nothing new, we can now expect to see it in new applications throughout the fashion and beauty market, as well as in events. From nail polish and couture purses to bridesmaids gowns and eye shadow – shades of green ranging from emerald to soft willow will make their appearance on the streets and in celebrations this year.

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In Events

From an event design perspective, there are countless ways to use green! Looking for an over the top, over-saturated representation of Pantone’s color of the year? Green can literally take over your décor. Whether by use of linens, lighting, or actual live plants, you can implement the color in many ways as seen below.

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As an Accent

Want to be on trend with using green, but utilize the application as more of an accent? There are countless ways to do so! With warmer hues of pink, a green accent provides a lively, cheerful and whimsical design.

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You can also keep your pattern neutral with cooler shades, and just allow a pop of green for a subtle Pantone COY-touch. Sophisticated applications of charcoal or white or copper with hints of green can really make a big statement.

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Color Pairings

Still not sure how to pair greenery with additional colors? Check out these easy color palette guides provided by Pantone to spark your inspiration!


Greenery: A Color We Adore

Pantone makes it easy to stay on trend this year by choosing this color. As described as “nature’s neutral”, greenery is reflected through our daily lives and transitions easily into design of all types. This symbolic color selection also provides a look at what we see taking place in our culture while providing a beautiful, pleasing to the eye, and invigorating attribute.  No matter how you use it, green is here to stay in 2017!

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