Remember that hike you took in the mountains or that cross country adventure in the woods? How about that leisurely walk in the tall grass while you absorbed the fragrances of nature and gazed at the beautiful greenery? It all seemed so familiar. If you happen to be a baby-boomer, you probably remember the outdoors more than the indoors.

Welcome to 2017! The Pantone Color of the Year 2017 will support all these activities and more, with an all-natural, organic and soothing sensation. Inspired by nature, you will find that Pantone yellow-green hue (15-03143) portrays a feeling of getting down to earth, with healthier living, eating better and a feeling of embracing life. This lifestyle of healthy and happy should suit just about anyone – especially you.

Who wouldn’t want to have a healthy lifestyle connecting the greenery of the outdoors, balancing our minds, social, and environmental well-being? Buy less, live simply and make your memories last.

Greenery Across Fashion, Architectural Trends, and Furnishings

The Pantone Color of the Year 2017 communicates transformation, supported with pastels, deeper tones, and a pass through of two colors from last year. The pastels bring a sense of softness, while colors like purple and coral bring in memories of spring, summer and other vibrant thoughts. While the pastel and bright palettes may not seem interconnected with the naked eye, you will see that they will be integrated across fashion, architectural trends, web applications and furnishings.

It’s often wondered what the color of year represents when it comes to emotion and inner-self. The Pantone Color of the Year 2017 is connected with personal desires, the ability to communicate, explore life and experiment with your pursuits, whether spiritually, intellectually or physically. Greenery is a word to which we should all become familiar.

Time to Tone Down from Technology

We have all spent the last decade attached to technology, connected to our phones, computers and other electronic devices that take our thoughts from reality to anxiety. Why not take this opportunity to transform back to reality, embrace that healthy lifestyle, take a deep breath and reinvigorate.

It’s time to embrace greenery, be happy and enjoy what life brings us.

 

By Linda Fanaras for Prime Women magazine