What’s in a colour? How does it affect us, our mood, our sense of wellbeing? Can a colour sum up a point in time or a year? Pantone clearly think so as they’ve released their colour for 2017. The colour which they think sums up our zeitgeist for this year ahead.
Green. And not just any green, Greenery. The name of the colour is even a thing in itself. And it shows that they believe we want to be closer to nature this year.
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute explains this further: “Greenery burst forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalise, Greenery symbolises the reconnect we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose”.
This colour has big shoes to fill! Though it is no secret that many people were pleased to reach the end of 2016. It was such a turbulent year with a lot of change across the political, social and personal spectrums. At the start of this year, we have the opportunity to make a new start, a new beginning. The slate is wiped clean. 2017 holds the promise of possibility and perhaps utilising a colour, such as Greenery, can help us visualise this change and keep it at the forefront of our mind.
In the psychology of colour, green is a balancing colour, though also invigorating, as it represents growth and vitality. It’s also believed to promote health and healthy eating.
In the home design sphere, green can easily be incorporated into your room scheme. Greenery is a bold colour! And you can use it as much or as little as you’d like. Whether you like a paired down, subtle look, or a bright and zingy room, here are some green looks to get you excited about the start of something new:
No matter how you try and take on this new, positive outlook for 2017, and ‘greenify' your life, let’s all make this year a wonderful one! Happy New Year!
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