December 14th, 2016
Trend prediction is serious scientific stuff and there’s a whole industry carefully plotting what colours, patterns and motifs we’ll be accenting our lives with, years in advance. It’s the reason there was a plethora of flamingos in every shop not so long ago and why everyone was dying their hair and subtle shade of bluey pink. One of the most famous and revered of all is the Pantone Colour of the Year, and whilst they choose one stand-out shade every year, for 2017 it’s the fresh and bouncy Greenery PANTONE 15-0343. They supply a whole palette of complementing tones for us to colour our worlds with.
Pantone first made their name as the gold standard of colour matching, their iconic charts gracing the desks of every type of designer from fashion and footwear to magazine and graphic, so much so that the brand now produces its own merchandise from mugs to stationery, even a make-up line with Sephora.
The official line on why it’s all gone green for 2017 is that we need to revive, restore and renew, and that Greenery ‘is a colour snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.’ The Colour of the Year is presented alongside 10 tonal palettes significantly for your home and wardrobe choices come Spring next year, with nine other fashion forward shades from the brightest magenta pink, burnt orange, lapis blue and primrose yellow to the more muted pale dusky pink and creamy hazelnut. It’s not going to take long before little shoots of greenery will be popping up alongside the other on point colours in the Pantone palette for 2017 and all over our SS17 collections.
From a cosmetics point of view, there’s plenty to work with. Greenery and lapis for the eyes, magenta or burnt orange for the lips. The milky pinks and hazelnuts for eyes, cheeks or lips work well for the nude no make-up make-up looks that are still so popular.
As the SS17 collections start to roll out in the New Year, we’ll be bringing you the Spring Forward report, so in the meantime here’s some Colours of the Year 2017 inspiration.