Pantone Color of the Year 2017

What a refresh­ing change from last year’s infan­tile Colors of the Year for 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity. I can still smell the whiffs of dia­per poo. This year it’s the fresh scent of tall trees, green beans, Granny Smith apples, tart limes, fresh mown grass, and mint*:

Greenery 15–0343

I hope this vibrant col­or catch­es on, because it will cer­tain­ly bright­en up our days, whether in print, paint, or prod­ucts. I’ll proud­ly wear a T shirt in Pantone Greenery with the CMYK specs print­ed on it (54 0 100 0). You wouldn’t have caught me dead wear­ing baby pink or baby blue last year.

I doubt I’ll be using Rose Quartz and Serenity much, unless some­one has a baby. Of course, to intro­duce the new­born to the world of fash­ion­able col­or, they** will paint the baby’s room in one of these, rather than stan­dard pink or blue.

*Add some fresh mint to your next batch of home­made Italian meat­balls. Delizioso!
**That’s right, folks. “They” is now accept­able to des­ig­nate gen­der­less­ness. More about that here.



Here are the specs for the Pantone 2017 Color of the Year:


Graphics (clos­est match): Pantone 376 C /​ RGB 132 189 0 /​ CMYK 54 0 100 0 /​ HEX 84BD00
The Fashion + Home and Plastic for­mu­las are slight­ly dif­fer­ent. See here.

Visit Pantone​.com for insight­ful col­or infor­ma­tion.