What with intense political situation in and out of the country, various pressing social issues and growing disconnect between humans and the natural environment, it could feel like the year 2016 has been too much.
We all need a fresh start. A clean slate, so to speak.
The Pantone Color Institute felt it, too, thereby moving them to announce the Color of the Year for 2017 is a refreshing and revitalizing shade of Greenery.
Greenery (Pantone 15-0343) is “a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade” that evokes the first days of spring—the time when plants and trees revive, restore and renew. It is the hue that symbolizes new beginnings.
Pantone executive director Leatrice Eiseman said in a statement, “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”
It serves as the perfect background for people to take a deep breath and reconnect with nature, and the ideal accent to unify a surrounding or perhaps, an ensemble.
Want to try out Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017?
The simplest way to have a Greenery in your beauty kit is by having a green concealer whose primary use is to cover red spots and blotches on the face. See the world in a fresh perspective with green eyeshadow paired with black eyeliner or green eyeliner worn on itself.
Painting your nails green is also an easy-peasy way to wear 2017’s hue. Or if you’re feeling more adventurous and want to try a new look, dye your hair green like Katy Perry.
Michael Kors, Max Mara and Kenzo, among other designers have led the pack of including Greenery, or shades close to it, in their Spring 2017 collection.
Since it’s a fairly easy color to wear, you can take advantage of the cold, or, in Metro Manila’s current case, cold-ish weather to don a green parka or knitted sweater. A pair of platforms or sneakers in this shade packs a lot punch, too. Or if you prefer to inject it to your ensemble sparingly, you can do so with wayfarers, scarf or stole, belt and jewel accessories.
You can also try this color on your mobile phone case or laptop sleeve.
Bring the reinvigorating Greenery into your home through plates, glasses, throw pillows, lounge chair or dining stools, rugs, placemats, and a set of pots and pans in this color. You may also opt to go all out and paint an accent wall in this shade. But indoor plants such as succulents are perhaps the easiest way to reconnect with nature while introducing this color to your space.
These are just a few of the many ways you can add a bit of Greenery and hope to your life. At the end of the day, we believe the possibilities are endless. So go ahead and have fun!
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