Pantone’s Color of the Year is the Perfect Hue of Optimism

Pantone has selected its color of the year for 2017, and it couldn’t be more perfect. The shade is titled “Greenery” and it is number 15-0343. A fresh and vibrant combination of yellow-green, Greenery evokes all that is new and lively about optimistic Spring coming on the heels of Winter and reminding us that life with its infinite possibility and optimism is always available to us.

According to Pantone, “Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront – it is an omnipresent hue around the world. A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.”

Why does Pantone choose a color of the year? According to the company, it serves as a “color snapshot” of what’s happening in our global culture. Following the tumultuousness of events around the world and the political climate in 2016, this year’s selection symbolizes the connection we seek with each other, the harmony in nature as well as the pursuit of our own personal passions and vitality.

At Capital InteriorScapes, we salute the selection of Greenery 15-0343 as the color of the year for 2017. We believe that color can invoke mood and we love the fresh and zesty qualities of this color that remind us of the lushness of Spring and Summer. Plants of this hue imbue our interior surroundings with uplifting optimism just when we need it the most, allowing us to take in the fresh oxygen they help to create that renew and reinvigorate us.

Even though January has only just begun, this beautiful color reminds us that Spring is really just around the corner. In the words of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “…And Winter slumbering in the open air, wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring!” Pantone’s Greenery 15-0343 is a glimpse into that dream we can all surround ourselves with as we wait patiently for warmer days.