Greenery; An often-used word when discussing gardens or landscape or nature. This year it’s the name given to Pantone 15-0343, and chosen as the Color of The Year. In a call for “rejuvenation and connection”, The Pantone Institute names a color for 2017 that every gardener already knows and loves; that soul-quenching bright green of new growth.
“Greenery is nature’s neutral.” It answers our “innate craving to immerse (ourselves) in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world,” says the press release for Pantone. -Of course, that’s what most gardens are for.
“Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals …to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.” That’s how Pantone describes the color they feel reflects “a snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture”.
Pantone’s Leatrice Eiseman says; “Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. … Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.”
She continues; “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous ….environment. “
“Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the re-connection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.” – Yep….I bet we could all use some of that.