You Won’t Believe What the Colour of 2017 is!

It’s fresh, it’s bright and it’s…well green! Move over Rose, we have a new favourite colour in town. But how do we wear it?

Greenery (Image Source: Fashion That Gives Back),,, crowd ink, crowdink
Greenery (Image Source: Fashion That Gives Back)

Greenery is the official name for it and Pantone has described it as “a refreshing and revitalising shade”. It’s about to burst into 2017 as we yearn to rejuvenate from our tumultuous social and political environment.

The Pantone colour of the year is decided by what is seen taking place in our global culture that “serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude”.

“Greenery symbolises the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose”.

2017 is all about the rustic, being down to earth and the au naturale. The zesty colour of this bright green will be a refreshing change from the Rose Quartz and Serentity Pantone colours of 2016.

I think it’s safe to say that 2016 dominated the hues of red and blue within the draining never-ending events of the US election, and everyone is sick of them. That is why people will become accepting of green as the colour that will allow them to revive, restore and renew.

But how the heck do we incorporate greenery into out wardrobe full of pastel colours?

Start out small:

Anna Lapira from Sussan says that women usually steer clear of green. You don’t have to turn into Kermit the Frog straight away, if green isn’t really your colour, try just adding green accessories to your outfit like a scarf or bag. Not only does a vivid green look striking against black and white, it’ll brighten up your outfit. Alternatively you could find the shade in a print, allowing you to flaunt the new fashion trend in a more subtle way.

Layer it:

Interval’s, Kara Liu says, “I think it’ll work well as a colour injection and layering element in monochrome outfits, in the forms of simple, minimalist pieces such as a long sleeve skivvy or mini skirt”.

Go All Out:

Or if you are the type of person that goes either all or nothing, strut your stuff in an entirely green dress or satin green bomber jacket. If you’re really feeling like something different, try some green stilettos shoes!


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Amanda is an imaginative and enthusiastic writer currently studying a Masters of Writing and Literature at Deakin University. She is passionate about her family, friends, good food and good music (and maybe that glass of Sav Blanc too). Catching the travel bug at fifteen, Amanda liked what Europe had to offer and after graduating high school she took on a work and travel gig with her twin sister in 2012. She spent the adventurous and rewarding year waitressing in England, bike riding in Tuscany, getting caught in the rain in Spain (literally) and visiting family in Croatia. Now Amanda lives in Melbourne where culture and cuisine come alive and while she completes her post-graduate studies, she will work towards landing the job of her dreams within the writing, editing and publishing industry.