PANTONE® 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery

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by Barbara van Look, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

" Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose."

GreeneryGreenery bursts with life, a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring. A color of hope, growth and new beginnings, Greenery is a signal it's time to take a deep breath, plant ourselves in the real world, and grow into new paths.

PANTONE® 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery This nature-based color says rejuvenate, revitalize and renew like the bright leaf buds of spring--a way of bringing the re-centering ability of the great outdoors to the very human indoors. The ultra-urban Japanese have the concept of "forest bathing"--where the stressed city dweller rejuvenates by stepping into the woodlands. Greenery is a color-based way to do just that.

" Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality."

Pantone calls this shade of green "Nature's neutral." As springtime leaves pair with flowers, birds and butterflies of any color, so Greenery works with hues of every type. This combination of yellow and blue also blends warm and cool tones together into a complex, "trans-seasonal" shade.

Greenery works with a range of palettes, from the saturated tropicals and muted earth tones to the bold metallics and traditional neutrals--whether it's on an anklet or an accent wall. The endless grey-browns of concrete and drywall in modern living are broken open by this bright and refreshing shade, like a dandelion pushing up through the sidewalk.

" Greenery is a life-affirming shade."

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Greenery is an acknowledgement that life goes on--and can also be full and satisfying, even in times of profound stress. We all yearn for the cool, green beauty of the forest as a place to plant the seeds of the future.

Incorporate shades of Greenery into your jewelry and accessory designs to show off PANTONE's captivating color choice. You will find lightweight acrylic and resin beads work well for casual and sporty styles, while investing in peridot, cubic zirconia and serpentine is ideal for business and evening designs. Adding some olivine shimmer and sparkle is easy with Swarovski® crystal beads, Celestial Crystal® and Czech fire-polished beads.

See how Greenery works with this year's color predictions. View Fire Mountain Gems and Beads expert color forecasts for 2017.

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PANTONE® 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery

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