It’s a freshly squeezed colour that for me not only connotes connections with nature and forestry but also represents the feeling of brand newness you get with starting a new year, a new school, new job, new home, new relationship, a new anything. It’s a colour many would associate with shamrocks and luck, often needed when you are about to embark on a new chapter of your life.
After the dark uncertainties of this year (how many inspirational people are we still grieving for…?), Pantone Universe seem to have read our minds, 2017 needs some green shoots of luck to make up for how tough 2016 has been. Greenery is just the right feel-good shade to see us through a hopefully more positive year.
Nude colours, especially for nails and accessories have been big news, and have paved the way for the introduction of Pale Dogwood and Hazlenut. Niagara blue has also been popular but I think I’d have called this shade military blue. Another green shade in the Pantone 2017 line up is Greenery’s darker companion Kale. Not quite a forest green, but not so pale it’s considered mint, it is somewhere in between.
Here’s hoping the bold, eclectic collection of next year’s key colours is a true picture of happier times to come and that 2017 will be a more promising year!
Make-up & Manicure Matches!
Wake up your beauty routine in 2017!
If you don’t want to wear hot hues like pinks or oranges, greens are a fresh, cool-toned alternative for spring…
Butter London Nail Lacquer in Dosh
Not as wishy-washy as Mint, but not dark and moody, Kale has got the balance right
Bright yellows are excellent for spring and summer when you’re ready to give the darker shades a break…
This is a rather unusual alternative to the classic red lip, it looks somewhat fresher and more modern, corals can work too…
If you’re not ready to brave Flame or Pink Yarrow lips or nails, this pink nude is the ultimate in understated sophistication, whether you want to dress up or down…
If you’re looking for a nude lip or nail shade that won’t leave you looking washed out, Hazlenut toned shades in lipsticks and nail polishes are for you…
There are a lot of lip and nail products that are the perfect representation of the hot pink hue, and they will look sizzling whatever your skin tone!
This can be best described as a denim blue with silvery grey undertones, it may remind you of military blue as it’s a similar shade…
This pale sky shade is the ultimate in poolside chic!
Chanel Le Vernis in Riva
Lapis is a rich, deep blue hue that’s a brighter, bolder alternative to the paler Island Paradise, but it isn’t too dark so you can carry it off in summer and all year round…