Well, even the people of Pantone are damn tired of life and the direction the world is heading towards. Why would they otherwise choose a nature green hue with the explanation that it’s a color of new beginnings? Lol! Anyways, green is the color of the year and I think (?) we’re fine with it?
The meaning of green
So green is forever the color of nature. It’s also associated with tranquility, eco-friendly, loyal and secure. Green is also considered to be a fresh color! Perhaps the meaning of color is mostly usable when working with marketing or interior. Honestly speaking though, there are times when I pick my outfit depending on what the color will be associated with. If I want some energy and boldness, I go for red for instance! However, green is probably not the color I’m most specific about embracing, and especially not the pea green hue that Pantone has picked for the year. Anyways, if you want to look fresh, go for green! (Read Pantone’s statement of green and its meaning here.)
How to match green
It’s difficult to give a generalized answer on how to match green as the color works differently depending on the specific hue. Darker green is favorable to pair with bright colors such as pink, orange but also a bold blue. The pea green color that Pantone has highlighted in specific is chic to do with pastels, but also to keep the matching within different shades of green! I’d also go metallic if the green is a few shades darker as the two find a balance. Colors I wouldn’t do (just personal preference) is coral blue, brown and purple. These in combination with pea green is a reflection of the 1960s, for better or worse! If you want some more ideas, here’s a simple trick for you. See how the nature does it. Orange and yellow as in oranges and lemons are perfect for a deep green (as in leaves). Bright pink with pea green is adorable.
Some other notes
Tbh, I’m having a hard time seeing that the pea green color will be worn by the fashionistas this year. I’ll gladly be wrong, but the color is so specific and feels a bit unmodern to say at least. But I’m all here for green in general and I think it’s a perfect shade to work as a basic. Change the regular black/grey and try a dark green instead, it pretty much works the same. I’d also think of balancing the outfit in contrasting colors; dove blue, pink, yellow and gold. I’d even go as far to state that green is a terrific, if not one of the best, colors to underline other shades. Black is not the best option for color-matching, grey is more keen on that part and green is similar to grey but with a warm tone instead. Green make other colors pop. By that said, work darker green as a neutral and the brighter green shades as accessories or third part pieces in your outfit.
Folks, what do you think about the color of the year? Will you wear it? Xx
63 thoughts on “Color of the year 2017: Greenery”
Ok, so I like green, don’t get me wrong…but I HATE wearing green. I don’t know why. It actually looks cool I think, but I always feels so lame wearing green! 🙁 I have some amazing vintage green pants and I never wear them cuz..green.
As far as the rest of the world embracing green: LOVE it. ;p
What an interesting post! I am always looking forward to Pantone’s color of the year and so glad to see it first on your blog! Thank you! However this pea green is not my favourite. I loved better the blue/pink combo of last year and the marsala back in 2015. I really agree with you, I can’t see this pea green worn much as it is a bit old fashioned, but I love green tones and they do too as they suit me much. I have a few velvet green garments that I can’t wait to wear! Thank you so much for the amazing inspiration!
The pink/blue combo last year was such a pretty one and I am indeed having a hard time of letting it go haha. Green velvet garments sounds absolutely amazing and I have a pair of pants and matching blazer in velvet green that I’m eager to pull off! Thank you love! Xx
I do really like the colour green and love to wear the darker shades like emerald and forest green but like you an finding it hard to imagine the pea green colour being very easy to wear. I will wait and see you what comes out in clothes. Gemma x
Yes, pea green feels way too off for being a color for fashionistas. But yes, we’ll see what the stores will have *in store* for us! XX
I’m a big fan of the colour green, especially dark forest green <3
Dark green is a pretty one, love it too! Xx
Green is such a gorgeous color, but one I admit I don’t wear or decorate with nearly enough. Hopefully it will really infiltrate fashion and decor this year and I’ll have a chance to experiment with it. I do agree with you though on pea green – it’s hard to imagine that color really taking off. Happy New Year!
It is indeed, it feels way too retro to get a modern touch. But I’ll guess we’ll know in a year. Same to you doll! Xx
I love green so this is perfect for me!
I have a lot of green jacket, but would love to add more green to my closet 🙂
That’s lovely though! I want to add more emerald and dark green, perhaps I’ll embrace the pea green shade too eventually haha! Xx
Beautiful post dear! I am looking forward to a green year. Thank you a lot for your last comment on my blog : )
Sending much love!
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No, thank you doll for raising the matter! Xx
I actually love the colour green! Though I rarely wear it, I adore the earthy colours because I think it can suit everyone! <3
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That’s awesome though! Green is great for so many different ways! Xx
Green is a gorgeous colour, I especially love darker shades of emerald green – so regal!
Emerald green is a great shade, regal indeed! Xx
I think I don’t have so many clothes in this colour, even when it’s one of my favorites 🙂 Maybe this spring and summer all the stores will be full of green pieces!
They probably will! Hope the clothes will be so gorgeous that they’ll convince us that it’s a good choice for fashion too! Xx
Green is just a beautiful color! xoxo
It is a gorgeous color, just tricky to bring it to the fashion/beauty life! Xx
lol love the way u started the post!! i am working my head on styling this colour although i love it!
Hahah pretty much the truth though….! Same here, I need some time to embrace it! Xx
I’m all for this, adore green. I only follow these colour trends if I like them and girl, this one is a huge yay.
Happy you like it! I need some time to embrace it haha! Xx
I think it’ll be a beautiful colour for fashion but no sure how it’ll pan out on the makeup front though…
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I’m not even sure it’s a good one for fashion haha, but we’ll wait and see! Xx
This colour is definitely interesting 🙂
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It’s definitely something! Xx
I just learned that this is the colour of the year and it was so unexpected. I don’t actually think I own anything in green in my wardrobe! Actually no, I just recently got a green suede Moto jacket and I love it! But I Think that is the only thing I have. I’ll definitely have to keep my eye out for this colour when shopping around.
Thanks for the always insightful post. Hope you had an amazing start to your year!
xoxo Rina Samantha
The green suede moto jacket sounds amazing though! I’m all here for investing in darker shades of green this year! Same to you doll, hope LA is/was amazing! Xx
What a lovely colour, I love the velvet
It’s a gorgeous one! Xx
Honestly, I’m not a fan of green (green clothing I guess) since I only have one piece of item in my closet that’s green and it’s a sweater. These pants suits looks really nice though and I especially love the second one. xo
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I think that green in darker shades is what will be embraced more specifically. Probably also in the combination of velvet! Xx
Oooh I love the color green but rarely wear it! I’ll have to invest in some new items for my closet!
That’s awesome, I want more green shades that are darker this year! Xx
Oh what a lovely shade of green!
Hahah well it’s definitely a gorgeous one in the context of retro! Xx
I’m right there with you! I love the idea of green – especially an emerald, evergreen, or forest green shade but I’m not fond of that particular shade of green they picked. Who knows, maybe I’ll see the light and be convinced later on.
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Haha I hope I’ll change opinion, but as for now, I’m all here for the darker shades of grey! Xx
That specific shade of green seems so sixties, and I love it! It reminds me of films from the late fifties and sixties. It’s lovely! I don’t know for sure if it’ll be worn that much this year, but it’s a detail to keep in mind I suppose. I personally see it more as a detail color.
Have a great weekend Mia!
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Hahah it does indeed, that’s why I’m having a hard time embracing it. But darker shades will probably be the go-to for me! Xx
I’ve never been a huge fan of green on me, yet some of those outfits posted do just work!
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They do indeed! Darker green is often more favorable! Xx
I like certain shades of green, but the pantone color of the year.. hmm.. I’m still trying to warm up to it! lol
Hahah same here, love darker shades too! Xx
I didn’t know that pea green is the color of the year, interesting, haha! They’re theory in why they selected is understandable, but like you, I don’t feel it’s a color that’s necessarily easy to work with or versatile. I like the idea of just embracing green in general and working with shades you love and that works well for you. I love your combination ideas as well, pink and dark green looks so good, bold and rich! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!
It’s a hard one indeed, and so closely associated with the 50s/60s that it’s hard to see it from a modern and contemporary point of view. But I’m all here for green in general! Xx
Green is my fave color! Could not be more excited that it’s the color of the year! Yay!
Happy Weekend, babe!
It’s a gorgeous one for sure, just need to stay cautious about specific shades! Same to you doll! Xx
I’ve always been a massive fan of green. I have green eyes and every time I wear any shade of green (usually, forest green or khaki), it makes my eyes stand out so much. Really enjoyed this post 🙂
That’s so awesome though, have a lovely and green 2017 haha! Xx
Green is one of my favorite colors, but it’s never prevalent in fashion and beauty, so I’m excited to see it storm the stage a bit due to Pantone!
Hahah same here, it’ll for sure be fun to see how people will embrace it! Xx
I am so excited for this color. I love green and its wide range of colors!
Green is a gorgeous one, not completely sure about pea green though! Xx
I must admit I was quite surprised with this year color but I do love a nice green! x
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Same here, but green can be fun and also challenging for the fashion heart! Xx
I like this post. Great sharing.
Thank you! Xx
Green is definitely so tranquil. I’m excited to see everyone rock this gorgeous color this year!
It’ll be a fun one to embrace, but also a challenge for sure! Xx
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