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Pantone picks spring shade as color of 2017

Will it be the next Cerulean blue, the breakout star of 2000?

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Pantone, who bill themselves as “the global color authority,” revealed what the color of 2017 will be today. Bringing to mind a walk through Wine Country in May or Estee Lauder’s masterpiece Private Collection perfume, the color company’s selection was pulled from their catalog of greens.

Pantone 15-0343, aka Greenery, will be the color everyone and everything will want to sport next year, or so says the company.

“[A] fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when natures greens revive, restore, and renew,” says the Pantone.

“We know what kind of world we are living in: one that is very stressful and very tense,“ Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, tells the New York Times. “This is the color of hopefulness, and of our connection to nature.”

But before anyone runs to buy buckets of the color for their walls, do take note that, no matter the shade, green is a bold color, to say the least. “I once painted a room in an old apartment that color,” says Curbed NY editor Amy Pitt. “Let me tell you, it was a lot.”

Here are some ways in which the color of 2017 can be used.

Pea-green rug Photo courtesy of Oriental Weavers
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Chair designed by Ligne Roset and Thibault Desombre.
Chair designed by Ligne Roset and Thibault Desombre.
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Hermès Granny Green Clemence Birkin bag
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Keurig coffee maker Photo courtesy of Keurig
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  • Pantone 18-1438 Marsala (2015)
  • Pantone 18-3224 Radiant Orchid (2014)
  • Pantone 17-5641 Emerald (2013)
  • Pantone 17-1463 Tangerine Tango (2012)
  • Pantone 18-2120 Honeysuckle (2011)
  • Pantone 15-5519 Turquoise (2010)
  • Pantone 14-0848 Mimosa (2009)
  • Pantone 18-3943 Blue Iris (2008)
  • Pantone 19-1557 Chili Pepper (2007)
  • Pantone 13-1106 Sand Dollar (2006)
  • Pantone 15-5217 Blue Turquoise (2005)
  • Pantone 17-1456 Tigerlily (2004)
  • Pantone 14-4811 Aqua Sky (2003)
  • Pantone 19-1664 True Red (2002)
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  • Pantone 15-4020 Cerulean (2000)