After a tumultuous year of Brexit, celebrity deaths and American political shockers, it’s no surprise that a lot of us are looking ahead to the New Year with hopes of something brighter, including the folks at Pantone. 

I’m always interested in Pantone’s Colour of the Year, as I love their work and products, and have even stayed in the Pantone hotel in Brussels! Plus, I feel that whenever something is labelled as a ‘x of the Year’, whether it is a film, book, song or something else completely, it signifies a lot about that time period. 

For their Colour of the Year 2017, Pantone have selected Greenary or 15-0343 which they describe as ‘a refreshing and revitalising shade…symbolic of new beginnings’. 

In my opinion, the overt optimism behind this colour makes it perfect  for ending a gloomy year. And the choice of a colour so closely associated nature makes a bold statement about what should be a predominant focus in 2017 in a political time when climate change feels like it is off many institutions’ agendas.

To get on board with the Colour of the Year 2017, I’ve bought together some of the (very few) items that I own that resemble this vibrant shade: 

I look forward to seeing more of  this bright shade in the New Year! 


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