Greenery, the 2017 Pantone Color

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Nature and the environment influence our lives indoors and out.

As gardeners, we often go to the garden to renew our spirit. This desire to connect with nature, the go-green movement and healthier food resolutions inspired the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year - Greenery.  Each year the company selects a color that reflects our culture. You’ll see this color featured in clothing, indoor décor and more.

Greenery is a yellow-green that is common in nature.  Pantone Color Institute Vice President Laurie Pressman told FORBES “the choice of Greenery was about unity and community – connecting to oneself and others and a higher purpose, Nature”.

Pantone calls Greenery “Nature’s neutral” But gardeners already knew this. We use green in our gardens to create a sense of unity, as a backdrop for our floral displays or to create a relaxing garden in the shade.

A bit more information: Pantone also releases a Spring Color Report that includes the ten trending colors. The 2017 Spring Report includes Greenery and other colors they feel capture the feelings of spring; promises, hope and transformation.

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