So, I have to admit, when I found out that this shade of Green was Pantones colour of the Year for 2017, my first thought was “oooohhh”, as all the crushed Avacado pictures from Instagram in 2016 flashed through my head, followed by my Grandparents bathroom suit in the 70’s.
I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only one a little scared when they discovered that the Colour of the Year 2017 was Greenery, because many find the colour hard to wear. Working it on only parts of your outfit, paired with complimentary colours though, and you will find it invigorating, cheery, and positive.
Here are my suggestions on working with the Pantone Colour of the Year 2017, and other Greens:
The fresh and zesty Greenery has been described as nature’s neutral as it evokes the first days of spring. Take notes from nature and pair with neutral colours such as beige, or other browns.
Ideal for Spring / Summer racing or weddings, as you can wear any of the nude / brown shoes, handbags, or headpieces already available in the shops or your existing wardrobe.
Many believe Blue and Green should never be seen, but this rule only applies when the tone and hue are similar. You might not want to mix your navy with deepest dark green, or lime with a sky blue, but pair with contrasting tones and the mix can be magic.
Try Greenery with Lapis blue, also in the Pantone Colour Forecast 2017, or Sapphire, French Navy, or Royal and the combination is definitely one to be seen.
The French Navy Saucer headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to Hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com Hat Hire.Click Here. The Shoes: Guiseppe Zanotti, Dress: Made to Order on Etsy, Bag: Kate Spade.
Not brave enough to wear it as the main colour or solo? Greenery is a striking and refreshing colour that will work as an accent to a Black and / or White outfit.
Layer elements into your monochrome outfit, in the form of simple, minimalist pieces like the hat, shoes or bag, or combination of a few. Everyone needs statement pieces to elevate monochromatic outfits for a wedding or the races, so why not go for this optimistic Green.
Graphic Floral Print dresses are always on trend. Floral dresses are the essence of feminine charm. Pantones Greenery is of course a colour that you will find in 100’s of Floral prints. If you aren’t ready to wear this Greenery tone on it’s own, then a floral print is perfect. You can then select accessories in the Greenery colour to wear with the outfit.
Remember: If choosing florals or other highly graphic prints, then select accessories in single colour. Don’t try wearing a busy, multi-coloured statement hat, and a graphic print. Allow just one of them to be the star. If you must wear the biggest, multi-coloured, statement hat for Royal Ascot or Kentucky Derby, then do that with a simple monotone dress, not florals.
The Purple headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to Hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com Hat Hire range online.Click Here The Dress: Coast (Amelie dress), Shoes: Gianvito Rossi, Bag: Roberto Cavalli.
Hear this suggestion and your first instinct might be - “Really?”. But yes, this combination happens all the time in nature. Nature never gets its colours wrong. Of all the colour pairings for Greenery, this Pink is the freshest and most joyous.
Colours are often responsible for the way we feel. Choose this combination for your friends wedding, or day at the races, and you’re guaranteed a playful day.