I've been delaying this post out of laziness but here we go, we are back with the second Pantone's color of the year moodboard, featuring a refreshing shade called "Greenery" which reminds me of matcha powder and lime due to its yellowish-green hue. With Pantone describing Greenery as a fresh and zesty, this is the color of new beginnings, revival and renewal in spring which is perfect for people who want to be reminded by mother nature's neutral in their life.
A basic yet rejuvenating shade that all of us will instantly associate with plants (especially since the name itself is sort of a pun to both the color and plants), Greenery is introduced by Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Lieatrice Eiseman as this year's color that will "provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment" in hope that it will take us back to reconnecting with mother nature. It is a hue that we always unconsciously return to when it comes to adding some flavors into our urban lifestyle, the most common example is the addition of plants to add some flare into our comfort zone. Pantone believes that the more modern our life gets, the bigger the urge to immerse ourselves in appreciating the beauty of what is and feels natural. I personally agree with what they have to say for picking Greenery this year especially after seeing how a lot of people are starting to add succulents and other indoor plants into their life lately.
Visit the Pantone Greenery page for more details and color pairings.
Do I love it?
Yes I do. I've been liking green lately especially when combined with other earth-toned colors such as khaki, brown and/or vibrant orange. I also love pairing it with pastel, dusty dirty rosy pink in order to form a muted spring-ish color scheme. As much as I love last year's Pantone's pick, I have to say that I love Greenery more for its energy boosting atmosphere.
bkr water bottle / inglot body pigment matte powder / butter london nail lacquer / sephora collection green tea sleeping mask / glamglow powermud dual cleanse treatment / nyx macaron lipstick in key lime / MUFE forever aqua cream in 23 acid green
Some color pairings inspiration...
via lucy litman
Overall, like I've mentioned above, I agree on this year's color pick. I love how it reminds me of matcha, spring and green forest. This shade is seriously making me want to have succulent plants on my desk space and hopefully, my own space too. I can understand why some people are into plants even though I personally have no idea how to take care of one.
Now that I think about it, it's really funny because even before Pantone announced their 2017 color of the year, I found myself drawn into more green colored items. I still love blue because I grew up loving blue but green is such a refreshing color that makes me feel...oxygenated, if that even makes sense. For some reason, I also feel like Greenery represents the idea of minimalism very well and we all know how minimalism is starting to be more popular lately.
What's your verdict?
- What's your opinion on this year's color?
- Are you a fan of green? If yes, is this the kind of green that you like?
- What does Greenery reminds you of? (if you say matcha, I will love you forever! Haha)
- Do you see yourself adding Greenery into your space?