Pantone's New Color Of The Year Is Weird And Perfect
By: Fast Company
Bucking the national mood, Pantone has selected a decidedly optimistic new color of the year: 2017 will be the year of Greenery (15-0343 TCX), "a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore, and renew." Too bad half the country is seeing red—and orange.
In a release, Pantone Color Institute executive director Leatrice Eisenman said:
"While Serenity and Rose Quartz, the Pantone Color of the Year 2016, expressed the need for harmony in a chaotic world . . . 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."