Tuesday, 10 January 2017

It Isn't Easy Being Green(ery); Otherwise known as the Pantone Colour of the Year

Sing it, Kermit.

I am so torn on Pantone's choice for colour of the year. It's been a long time since Radiant Orchid ruled the roost. There's not a drop of Marsala in sight, and this ain't no Rose Quartz or Serenity. My friends, we have entered Greenery Country.

The spirit of the choice is hopeful and brimming with optimism, and I lovelovelove the sentiment:

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The only thing is.... I'm just not a fan of the colour itself! It's a yellow-green colour that has to find the perfect pairings to help it pop. And it has to be lit with just the right lighting or else it could go sallow or dingy. What IS great, is that there are a multitude of choices when it comes to complementary colours. There are some palettes featuring the big green on the scene!

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We actually had a wedding in 2013 where the invitations and stationary were Greenery, Pink Yarrow and Flame (found in the first palette, above) accented with gold and the results were absolutely stunning; fresh, vibrant and wonderfully eye-catching!  So the possibilities to turn this green into figurative gold are there for the taking, it's just a matter of getting all the ducks lined up.

The beautiful thing about the Colour of the Year is that there's room to play within the colour family. Fashion houses are already dabbling in all things green, which means that while Greenery is the specific shade of the year, the colour green and all its variations are the 'It' colour moving forward and everything will be coming up Greenery... and Lime.... and Jade.... and Pistachio.... and Mint....and, you get the idea!

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So.... if Greenery is a gateway colour, what will be YOUR green of choice?

Wishing you a day as limitless as you are~
Lisa and April

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