Pantone’s Colour of 2017 in your Wardrobe

A new year means new trends and at the end of December Pantone announced their colour of 2017: Greenery.

“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 revitalise, Greenery symbolises the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”
– Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

The perfect colour to invigorate the new year and as many have pointed out, a colour of hope which may be needed in the aftermath of 2016 bites tongue on Brexit. This is the reviving yellow-green of picnic lawns and yes I know there’s still a glass of mulled wine in your hand but it’s okay to look ahead to that Pimms. Greenery proved popular on the catwalks for S/S17 so here’s a little look at what your wardrobe can look forward to.


Tory Burch showcased some elegant looks on the catwalk back in September fashion week. Green featured intricate patterns on wide legged trousers and pussy bows, both styles were favoured by the high street and on the catwalk in autumn 2016.  The traditional Chanel jacket evokes a Blair Waldorf feel, dressed down with some slick trainers. Burch’s greens are clean and chic. She demonstrates how this colour can be used to induce sophistication.

Balenciaga took a different approach, ‘Florals? for Spring? Groundbreaking’ does come to mind but Balenciaga makes it bold. Scattered on this brash green dress are flowers in red, orange and purple. This clash of colours injects the spring scenery with some more fun. The ease of the material harks to the seventies style which returns for another season, complimented further by the model’s block fringe.

Versace showed off Greenery in their coats. Anoraks are set to be the coat of the season as fashion continues to play with active wear. The cut on this mac is sharp, and we see the theme of female empowerment reflected. The blocked green acts as a statement of power, varying from its floral, relaxed designs.


Pantone seem to have made a good choice where fashion is concerned. Greenery is versatile and tailors various designs and themes for the catwalk which are sure to feature in our high street stores.

What do you think of the colour and how do you see it hanging in your wardrobe?

-Hattie Cotmore

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