The PANTONE Fashion Color Report is your essential color guide to the season. In 1963, Lawrence Herbert, Pantone’s founder, created an innovative system of identifying, matching and communicating colors that helped the graphic arts community solve problems with color matching. Pantone has become the world authority on color and the Pantone name is is now known world wide as the standard language for color communication.
Spring 2017 Pantone Colors
Pantone released its top ten color predictions for Spring 2017. Thee colors are Kale, Hazelnut, Lapis Blue, Niagara, Primrose Yellow, Greenery, Flame, Island Paradise, Pink Yarrow, and Pale Dogwood. From colors that are bright and vivid to those that convey a sense of earthiness, the top 10 colors for spring 2017 parallel colors found in nature.
Pantone Color of the Year for 2017
What is the PANTONE 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.”
This years top fashion color is called ‘GREENERY’. This is how Pantone describes this color, where it came from and why it is an important feel good color to us. “A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.”
A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.
Color of the Year? So What . .
As the season progresses, designers and manufacturers across all verticals (fashion, interiors, paint, etc.) will be using these colors. Last year the colors were Serenity & Rose Quartz which is very similar to this years Pale Dogwood or Hazelnut.
Pantone colors will appear in virtually everything – from fashion, to paint, to weddings and home decor.
This brooch seems to embody so many of the colors – would be a perfect addition to any ensemble to celebrate the Pantone colors of the year.
Can you predict what color (colors) will make the top 10 in 2018? Check out the color of the year from years past below.