The Pantone colour of Spring 2017 has been announced, and it’s a bright shade called Greenery, so stand by for an avalanche of kitchen accessories and ‘focus’ colour features from kitchen and bathroom suppliers.
PANTONE suggest that "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. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront - it is an omnipresent hue around the world.
A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality."
One of the first to tip green as an up-and-coming trend for 2017 was Kieran McCracken, director of specialist kitchen frontals supplier BA Components. In a profile piece for kb-network published on 7 December 2016 he said: “In terms of colours for 2017, be prepared for the biggest trend of the year; denim blue alongside the Fjord colour which is a perfect shade of green.”
The global colour authority describes this gorgeous shade as “a tangy yellow-green that speaks to our need to explore experiment and reinvent. Illustrative of flourishing foliage, the fertile attributes of Greenery signals one to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate”.
Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, is the world-renowned authority on colour. For over 50 years, Pantone has been inspiring design professionals with products, services and leading technology for the colourful exploration and expression of creativity.
Lawrence Herbert created the innovative colour system for styling, identifying and communicating colour In 1963. The PANTONE colour system is now in use throughout the creative industry and has become the standard for design.
Herberts beliefe that the spectrum is seen and interpreted differently by each individual led to the innovation of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM, a book of standardised colour in a fan format.
Pantone has since expanded its colour matching system concept to other colour-critical industries, including digital technology, fashion, home, plastics, architecture and contract interiors, and paint. Today, the PANTONE name is known worldwide as the standard language for accurate colour communication, from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer, across a variety of industries.