Like that first bite of a crisp as hell Granny Smith apple or the smell of cut grass in spring, the Pantone 2017 colour of the year, Greenery, is the optimistic breath of fresh air the world needs as we put the sh-t year that was 2016 in our collective rear views. The Pantone Color Institute announced the choice yesterday, calling the energetic colour a “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew” in a press release on the institute’s site.
The statement goes on to explain that while 2016’s colours Serenity and Rose Quartz “expressed the need for harmony in a chaotic world, Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the hope we collectively yearn for amid a complex social and political landscape. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate, revitalize and unite, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.” THANK YOU, Pantone. This couldn’t come at a better time.
And with the holidays staring us down, the timing is extra perf because who isn’t looking for some *inspired* gift ideas right about now? Here, 15 just-plucked gifts in a vibrant array of Greenery-inspired electric greens perfect for ushering in a fresh start to 2017.