Every year since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute has chosen a color that reflects the current cultural climate. In the following year, the color has historically influenced trends in all facets of design — architecture, interior décor, fashion, food, travel and more. For 2016, Pantone selected not one but two colors of the year: Serenity and Rose Quartz. The 2017 Color of The Year was recently unveiled: PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery. This choice is a pretty significant departure from last year’s pastel hues.
The fresh and zesty yellow-green shade evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. “While Serenity and Rose Quartz, the Pantone Colors of the Year 2016, expressed the need for harmony in a chaotic world,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the hope we collectively yearn for amid a complex social and political landscape. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate, revitalize and unite, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”