Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2017

Whether you’re into trends or not, the annual announcement of Pantone’s ‘Color of the Year’ is big news in the interior design world. This year, the top bods at Pantone have chosen, “Greenery” as their winning colour choice for 2017.

Described by Pantone as a, “fresh and zesty yellow-green that evokes the first days of Spring”, greenery is a refreshing and uplifting choice. Let’s take a look at the inspiration behind this colour:

So who are Pantone, anyway, and why is their colour choice so important?

Pantone is the creator of a standardised colour matching system, adopted by interior designers, graphic designers, architects, fashion designers and printers all over the world. Because everyone sees colour a little differently, using the Pantone colour system enables designers to make sure that they are matching colours exactly, leaving no doubt about the precise colour intended. Each colour has a unique reference number to identify it, making colour matching across professions and across different locations flawless.


But Pantone doesn’t stop there. The Pantone Color Institute studies colour from a wider perspective, looking at how humans connect with, and are influenced by, colour. This year their colour selection reflects what they see as a human desire to turn away from modern life, and return to nature.

“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.

Greenery symbolizes the re-connection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose amid a complex social and political landscape.”

— Pantone


What started as a small graphic design business has now morphed into a power house of influence. When Pantone announce their colour of the year, designers and manufacturers jump to include it in their offerings. Expect to see green everywhere this year! 

Until next time x

Main Image Source: Green Regeneration – product set by PIXERS. Click here to go to website

Mood Board Images:

1: Renoir Light Pendant, Där Lighting | 2: Bright Green Canopy Forest Wallpaper, Murals Wallpaper | 3: Scandanavian Cushion Cover- Tile Print Green, And Shine |  4: Large Round Hand Painted Tea Caddy Table Lamp, Besselink & Jones | 5: Green Glass Hanging Tea Light Holder, The Contemporary Home | 6: Lime Green Jug, Annabel James | 7: Ensemble Deux Poufs Design Carres Tartufo, KSL Living | 8: Oriel Chair, Green, Rume | 9: Bamboo Plant, Sweetpea & Willow