Pantone Color of 2017
I've learned a little something about myself since the new Pantone Color of the Year was announced.
I've learned that I'm easily swayed by subliminal messaging, apparently. I mean, really, while I'm not such a fan of this particular shade of green that I'll redecorate my house and live in a jungle of draperies and pillows, I find myself oddly comforted by greens, in general, these past several weeks. Not just comforted, but inexplicably drawn to them.
So, this is just a quick reminder that perhaps we shouldn't be so quick to dismiss what's "popular" or trending simply because (if you're like me) it's popular or trending. Yes... I know... that's an ugly truth to admit about myself, that I often turn my nose at convention, the expected, for fear that somehow lumps me in a common social core, and goodness forbid I call myself common!
But you know what? It's fine. It's not just fine. The expected and popular has merit and worth and sometimes we don't always have to be the trend-setter ourselves because, let's face it, I imagine that's exhausting! I'm happy to accept that I drank the Pantone kool-aid and I'm owning it! I'll ride these coat-tails for as long as I can this year, I think.
And really now, we can still be fabulous with the same color everyone else is sporting. Because it's all in how you wear it! I plan on going big, going bold, and falling into the graceful, natural grip of GREENERY.
Who's with me?
And also, who hates this color? Ha! I know it can't be that popular!
2/1/2017 08:59:01 am
I've loved shades of green my whole life, when it was cool and...
2/7/2017 02:49:46 am
I love the color! I love green. I especially love lime green! I recently had my kitchen repainted, and I played it safe with a silver-blue grey color. It's nice, but I've been kicking myself ever since for not doing it green, instead. But I have a big collection of green bakeware and mixing bowls and such, which I will use to decorate it with. lol
2/7/2017 02:50:37 am
Forgot to say, maybe you're attracted to green because it's the color of creativity!
2/7/2017 09:22:35 am
This talk about green is curious. I have never really cared for green . When I saw the Pantone color for the year, I thought: "Yuck! Not for me!" Now, suddenly, in the past 2 months, I have acquired a crazy stash of green beads (it was interesting to see your piece with prehnite - I have a pile of that right now, along with aventurine and serpentine). I've actually made things with them. Me? Green? Wow.
2/7/2017 10:47:29 am
Hee, I love this post. You are so right about the common social core and trying to escape it. Put it this way, I have avoided Game of Thrones until recently for this very reason. Well... ok, not just this reason. I'll admit, I love to marathon shows and abhor having to wait for the next episode or book or movie! That said, trends turn me off but are sometimes hard to ignore.
2/7/2017 07:03:03 pm
I do like greens but not often to wear. We had the living room painted in a light but warm green last year (guess we must have been unconsciously on trend) and it works well, for us at least. Green reminds me of nature and that is always a good thing in my opinion.
2/7/2017 07:37:30 pm
I just love love love green - it's always been my favourite colour - but the best is the colour of chrome diopside- that beautiful bottle green :) it just makes me feel so relaxed and happy!
2/8/2017 02:34:00 am
I'm influenced by nature, so various tones of green have always appealed to me. Have only seen that PANTONE word once b4, and didn't check it out. It would be almost impossible NOT to have the new, hip colors creep into our work - overtly or subliminally.
2/8/2017 08:19:21 am
thanks for this,didnt know this was a thing.I like green but Im picky with my greens.I love rich,vibrant colors.this shade might be alittle pale for my taste but its green.I agree on not redoing my place with this shade but again its green and its good.
2/10/2017 04:15:09 pm
Green has been my favourite since about 10 years ago, when dark red/burgundy was my obsession. I love all shades of green, but chrome diopside and the recently dicovered by me Dioptase are the shades I'm most passionate about. I do adore the yellowish green, but then I am also partial to most shades of yellow. Lavender and lilac tones would also share a place in my favourites. Actually, if one were to glance at my wardrobe they would see half a rainbow and half white, but then my absolute favourite stone is opal. Then again, perhaps I'm just not decisive enough to settle on any particular colour. :)
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