It’s s bit early to think about the New Year but I’m just as excited as anyone else to find out the Pantone colour for 2017…
After the unpredictable hardships and shock deaths of this year, Greenery is just the hue to spring us into some new beginnings.
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.
Greenery joins other complimentary colours that already have a firm place on the catwalks and in stores.
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
OPI Nail Lacquer in Did It On Em, from their Nicki Minaj collection
OPI Nail Lacquer in My Gecko Does Tricks
Not as wishy-washy as Mint, but not dark and moody, Kale has got the balance right
Essie Nail Polish in Pretty Edgy
MAC Eyeshadow in Humid
Bright yellows are excellent for spring and summer when you’re ready to give the darker shades a break…
Chanel Le Vernis in 577 Mimosa
Zoya Nail Lacquer in Darcy
This is a rather unusual alternative to the classic red lip, it looks somewhat fresher and more modern, corals can work too…
MAC Lipstick in Morange
Mavala Nail Colour Cream in 177 Orange Amazone
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…
Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in Kim KW
Essie Nail Polish in Fiji
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…
MAC Lipstick in Honeylove
Essie Nail Polish in Brooch The Subject
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm
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!
NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Pink Lust
Orly Nail Polish in Purple Crush, which is very pink toned.
Essie Nail Polish in Bachelorette Bash
MAC Lipstick in Girl About Town
MAC Lipstick in Flowerscope
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…
OPI Nail Lacquer in I Have A Herring Problem
Mavala Nail Colour in Paradise Blue
This pale sky shade is the ultimate in poolside chic!
Chanel Le Vernis in Riva
OPI Nail Lacquer in What’s With The Catitude?
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…
Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Paranoid
Illamasqua Nail Polish in Cameo
OPI Nail Lacquer in Ogre The Top Blue