Thursday, December 8, 2016

2017 Pantone Color of the Year - Greenery!

Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year - Greenery!
I have been critical of Pantone's Color of the Year selections in the past, especially last year. This year, they put the thing down flipped it and reversed it. "Greenery" is the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year!


It may be my all-time favorite Pantone Color of the Year, but I am biased. Green is my favorite color. That's a good thing, because I live in Oregon, and Oregon is a very green place.

2016 Oregon State Fair, first-ever cannabis plant display
We get a lot of rain in Oregon, and everything grows like a weed here, including weed. This year, cannabis plants were exhibited at the Oregon State Fair in its newest botanical category, reflecting much change in the culture and economy. Oregonians have a genuine curiosity and love of all things green, from Brussel's Sprouts to Sword Ferns to the Portland Timbers. We approve of Greenery.

The Pantone website has more information about Greenery, including a bunch of color pairings. The "Transitions" color pairings made me giggle, with the inclusion of last year's hideous Serenity and Rose Quartz, but Greenery even makes those colors look good.

So, well done, Pantone! Finally! It's a good time for Greenery. To learn more about Greenery, the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year, visit the Pantone website.


  1. That shade of green is one of my favorites. Love, love it. It is my neutral.

  2. Ooohh - LOVE!!! Green is definitely one of my favorite colors and I love it when it's incorporated in quilting!

  3. I wholeheartedly agree that anything would be better than last year's choice. I love a good "warm" green and this one fits the bill.

  4. I felt the same way when I saw this year's color! I have not been a fan of the last few. But this year's Greenery is gorgeous and fitting of the title. I may also be biased because of Oregon ;)