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Greenery is Pantone’s Color of the Year

When Pantone announces their color choice for the upcoming year, designers from a wide variety of industries take notice. We will likely see their pick in clothing, home furnishings and fabrics, paint, housewares, and even cosmetics.

Pantone has chosen Greenery as the Color of the Year for 2017. They describe it as a symbol of new beginnings and a refreshing and revitalizing shade.

The color gurus at Pantone must have been doing some gardening based on their description of Greenery on their website. Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

Gardeners love green. We love fresh green seedlings as they push through the soil in spring; we love green leaves as they frame flowers in perennial borders; and we rely on evergreens for winter color.

But I, like most gardeners, love the entire rainbow of colors so I am excited Pantone partnered Greenery with other colors in ten different palettes. These palettes could easily guide a beginning gardener when she is choosing plants for a new garden.

The Rev it Up color palette is a collection of intense, high energy colors.

Here is a collection of plants for a mixed border using the Rev it Up palette.

How about a container garden in the Rev it Up combination of colors?

If colors with a lot of energy aren’t your style, choose one of the other palettes. There are displays in bright and pastel shades, light and dark tones, neutral colors, and even metallic hues.

Greenery may not be my favorite shade of green, but I am thrilled Pantone has chosen a color that has people talking about reconnection…with nature, flourishing foliage, and the lushness of the great outdoors.

Maybe Pantone wants everyone to garden with me!

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