Pantone 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery

Pantone 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery

Published by Gordon Weller GIA GG on 10th Feb 2017

100 East Fine Jewelry is all about color. Specializing in selling jewelry pieces containing colored gemstones or with multiple colors of metal, we follow with interest Pantone’s annual Color of the Year announcement. You can also check out our blog about the Pantone Top 10 Spring Fashion Colors for 2017.

Pantone 2017 Color of the Year

Every December, beginning in 1999, Pantone, a world-renowned color authority, announces their Color of the Year for the upcoming year. The Pantone 2017 Color of the Year is:

GREENERY - Pantone 15-0343


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Pantone’s website describes its 2017 selection: 

“A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.

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.

Greenery is nature’s neutral." 

Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute writes, “Greenery bursts 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 revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”

100 East Fine Jewelry’s yellow-green gemstone jewelry

A peridot gemstone's color is another of nature’s reminders of the first days of spring. 100 East Fine Jewelry has beautiful yellow-green peridot gemstone jewelry consistent with the Pantone Color of the Year. Wearing our Peridot ring , Peridot earrings , Peridot Line bracelet or Peridot necklace in 14 kt white gold will surely 'rejuvenate and revitalize’ you. 

What is the Pantone Color of the Year?

Pantone calls the Color of the Year, “a symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.” The Color of the Year is a reflection of what’s trending in the world of color.

About Pantone, the company

Pantone is a world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems. They began in the mid 1950’s as printers; quickly noticing the difficulty designers, ad agencies, and printers had in communicating colors to one another. In response, Pantone created a standard color communication language, from designer to the end consumer, which allows any printer to accurately reproduce a color specified by their customers. Pantone has since expanded into color research, forecasting, and consulting through the Pantone Color Institute.

About the Pantone Color Institute

The Pantone Color Institute was originally established as a color research and information center. Its studies of the influence of color on human thought processes, emotions and physical reactions has caused the Institute to be recognized world-wide as a leading source for providing professionals with a greater understanding of and use of color. Their expertise is valued by many of the world's most influential media, as well as by professionals in a variety of industries, including fashion.

The Pantone Color of the Year Selection Process

Each year, a Pantone Color Institute committee embarks on a rigorous 9 month journey to select the Color of the Year. It is highly subjective, involving substantial effort and careful research. While the fashion centers of Milan, Paris and New York are major influencers, committee members travel the globe collecting data from many industries, including fashion, home furnishings, product packaging and industrial and graphic design. Committee members visit car shows, fashion runways, and decorator showcases: always on the look-out for new color influences.

After meticulous analysis of the collected data, the committee identifies major trends, narrows the choices and ultimately selects the Pantone Color of the Year from among the Pantone library of colors.