Pantone announces colour of 2017 : Greenery

Pantone have just announced their colour of the year and, like us, everyone is loving the greenery. The freshness of green is undeniable… the colour of spring and renewal, its the most balanced colour on the spectrum created from cold sea blue to warm sun yellow.  It’s the colour of harmony and  balance. The fresh start that many of us are looking forward to after the crazy year that 2016 has been. “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize. Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.” Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute.

For us Black Parrots, green has long been a colour that inspires and moves us, from Sarah’s work in landscaping to Alexa’s love of all things tropical.  WSGN were ahead of the game in predicting the trend towards green in SS17 – we love that they named it Parrot green…

“Green is the prime colour of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.”
Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Green is an exciting and versatile colour and it will continue to feature in the colour palettes we use: we are thinking of flamboyant green feathers, beautiful and bold, harmonies of shades of green as a backdrop to another vivid colour, dark green woodwork in a kitchen giving a feeling of balance and reassurance, the warmth and luxury of gold and green, edgy make up combinations  and of course 70s fashion…

Images: (1) Lush green wall with colour popping orange chair, Green interior colour as an amazing back drop to artwork, photography Kasia Gatkowska, (3) Green interior featuring Ken Fulk chairs, (4) Green and gold bedroom inspiration