Much has been made about Pantone’s colour of the year for 2017. Arguably the experts when it comes to all things colour, many sites are blindingly following the announcement and proclaiming it to be the number one colour that we will be wearing in 2017.
The issue, however, is that I fail to see how it could be the most worn colour of this year when it’s best described as Kermit the Frog green. Technically called Greenery, the colour is considered a “fresh and zesty yellow green”. Personally, I feel zesty and green should only be allowed in the same sentence when referring to a lime – which is hopefully being added as a garnish to a drink.
Each year Pantone picks the hue that they predict will have the biggest influence on fashion and design. With this year’s choice being a nod towards the environment, it was picked with the intention of the colour representing a chance to “revive, restore and renew.”
While it all sounds great in theory, sadly I am yet to see anyone wear neon green well aside, of course, from that famous frog, Kermit. The best way to embrace this colour has to be as part of a print – and hopefully a small part at that.
The good news is, if you’re not sure Greenery is going to add much to your complexion, that there are a further nine colours that round out the top 10 for 2017. Featuring plenty of muted, earthy tones, but with a few pops of primary colours to keep things interesting.
Flick through Pantone’s predicted colours for 2017 and tell us what you think. Which one will you be welcoming into your wardrobe or life?
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