Pantone Spring Colors 2017


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.






  1. What beautiful colors! That Greenery is just gorgeous. Can’t wait to wear some of it!

  2. I love this year’s colour, Greenery, and what is stands for. I don’t usually follow trends, but the colours are lovely. So is the brooch.

  3. Wow.. I so could not wear that one dress.. with all those colors. lol And not a huge fan of green either… but still interesting nonetheless. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This is great and so many different colors thanks for the information.

    Lori English

  5. Interesting the link between the color Greenery and the feelings of personal passion and vitality. This seems to be an appropriate color choice to revitalize the draining energy of last year.

  6. Really love the colors!!! So bright and beautiful!

  7. The dress reminds me of what I wore in the 70’s…at least the many colours together do. I LOVE that Pantone chose Greenery as their 2017 colour of the year! I believe there is a great symbology to it, as we all need to become more conscious of the natural world around us and this colour represents that. And yes, green is the colour of new beginnings, the colour we see each year as we rebirth every spring! Thanks for the lovely post, Robin! I am a big colour person and will be curious to see how this colour shows up in all areas of fashion and more.

    • Thanks for the kind words, Beverley. I just love the Greenery color – so rich. I am already seeing some in stores; it is fascinating to see the trend impact all areas of work and play.

  8. Thank God for Pantone. I never can imagine identifying colors without them specifically for those in the fashion industry. Women have many ways to identify colors and for men, it can be a mystery.

  9. I did not know I was so fashion forward, but I just bought some amazing green eyeshadow yesterday during a break from my daughter’s basketball tournament. I can’t wait to wear it. They said I could also wear it as a lipstick….not sure I am that fashion forward. Maybe we will have some really cool clothes to wear for St Patrick’s Day this year too!

    • Pantone colors at work! Even if we don’t know the colors, they start proliferating, and we are drawn to them. I need to go green eye shadow shopping!

  10. I love spring. I’m actually not a huge fab of green, but it does look good on me, so wear it sometimes. Wonder what next year will bring…

  11. I wish I could predict, that of 2018, but I have no idea at all. I love the Pantone color of this year, and I cannot wait to rock it in summer.

  12. I love the color this year. It’s so vibrant and full of life! Can’t wait to pick up some pieces for spring and summer in the color palette.

    • Totally agree – love the brightness of the color. I hope as all the brightness starts to proliferate it brings smiles to all of us.

  13. LOVE the earthy color for this year. I am always stalking their IG page every November to see what the color of the year will be. So fun!

  14. Beautiful article! I love the lapis blue and the brown colors. I’m seeing blues everywhere. I think it’s fascinating to see how trends start and how colors trend out over time.

    • Thanks for the kind words. I agree, love seeing how the trends begin to weave their way through everything. I also love blue and brown combos!

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