How brave are you with your color choices?
Do you stick with neutrals year after year because you are afraid of committing to something bolder…or do you crave color but just are unsure of what colors are hip and which will look dated.
This blog post will help you understand color trends!
Each year, design and creative industry professionals come together to make trend forecasts about which colors will appeal most to consumers. Throughout the year, research is collected from popular media, trends in art, and even political climates, and this year the color of the year, as determined by the experts at the Pantone Color Institute, is Greenery.
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When I learned that the color of the year is this bright chartreuse greenshade, my heart gave a little leap of joy as green happens to be my favorite color! Soon after Pantone’s color was announced, I started browsing my favorite online sites and bought a few new green tops to add to my collection. This also gave me courage to choose bright green watch and I am going to be on the lookout for more ways to incorporate this color into my life.
What exactly is the PANTONE Color of the Year?
In case you aren’t already familiar with Pantone or their website, Pantone’s official “Color of the Year” is described as “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 color selection serves as a well-informed design inspiration for clothing product lines, housewares, accessories, and even wedding themes. Interior designers find new ways to introduce the color of the year into their projects to keep their clients’ interiors looking fresh. You might even notice a proliferation of Greenery in store signage or display windows, or across social media.
The green grass grounds this artwork and
acts as a neutral for the vibrant tones in the peacock.
Peacocks offer an opportunity to add lots of
color to your home with sophistication and grace.
As you might imagine, the color experts at Pantone chose Greenery for a reason. What did they discover that consumers needed in a color?
They describe Greenery as a “refreshing and vitalizing shade” of green and a symbol of new beginnings.
Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s Executive Director explains that “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the connection we seek with nature, one another, and a larger purpose.”
As is usually the case, artists tend to pick up on the trends in their environments long before the color becomes a fad, and so Greenery has been around much of my artwork, particularly in my florals and animal works.
The best thing about green tones, aside from their sense of renewal, is that they complement almost any environment the way nature does.
Green is considered to be nature’s neutral, while being anything but boring, it is full of vitality and the innate unity of the natural world.
For me, green has always been the color of optimism as each spring brings new beginnings.
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About the Artist (Miriam Schulman)
|Miriam Schulman, founder of the Inspiration Place|
In case we haven’t met yet, I’m a watercolor and mixed media artist. My art has been featured in numerous publications such as Somerset Studio, and I’m the founder of The Inspiration Place where I give my students stepping stones to create beautiful art as well as the emotional support they need to stay inspired.
What do you think? Are you excited for a year of renewal with Greenery?