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*:
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: