Monday, March 13, 2017

What’s New in Color Trends for 2017?

Pantone's color of the year 2017 | greenery | color trends | decor | green decor | Find out more → http://schulmanart.blogspot.com/2017/03/whats-new-in-color-trends-for-2017.html

How brave are you with your color choices?

Do you stick with neutrals year after year because you are afraid of committing to something bolder...or do you crave color but just are unsure of what colors are hip and which will look dated.

This blog post will help you understand color trends!

Each year, design and creative industry professionals come together to make trend forecasts about which colors will appeal most to consumers. Throughout the year, research is collected from popular media, trends in art, and even political climates, and this year the color of the year, as determined by the experts at the Pantone Color Institute, is Greenery.

Pantone's color of the year 2017 | greenery | color trends | decor | green decor | Find out more → http://schulmanart.blogspot.com/2017/03/whats-new-in-color-trends-for-2017.html
>> discover art that expresses your love of nature, like this forest
When I learned that the color of the year is this bright chartreuse greenshade, my heart gave a little leap of joy as green happens to be my favorite color! Soon after Pantone’s color was announced, I started browsing my favorite online sites and bought a few new green tops to add to my collection. This also gave me courage to choose bright green watch and I am going to be on the lookout for more ways to incorporate this color into my life.

What exactly is the PANTONE Color of the Year?

Pantone's color of the year 2017 | greenery | color trends | decor | green decor | Find out more → http://schulmanart.blogspot.com/2017/03/whats-new-in-color-trends-for-2017.html

In case you aren’t already familiar with Pantone or their website, Pantone’s official “Color of the Year” is described as “A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.”

Pantone's color of the year 2017 | greenery | color trends | decor | green decor | Find out more → http://schulmanart.blogspot.com/2017/03/whats-new-in-color-trends-for-2017.html
>> Canvas prints are an affordable option to capture the look of original art in your home. This dragonfly is very popular with collectors.
Pantone's color of the year 2017 | greenery | color trends | decor | green decor | Find out more → http://schulmanart.blogspot.com/2017/03/whats-new-in-color-trends-for-2017.html
Slip this dramatic peacock print into a ready made frame to brighten your work area or anywhere that a bit of optimism is required! >> add the print to your collection

This color selection serves as a well-informed design inspiration for clothing product lines, housewares, accessories, and even wedding themes. Interior designers find new ways to introduce the color of the year into their projects to keep their clients’ interiors looking fresh. You might even notice a proliferation of Greenery in store signage or display windows, or across social media.


Pantone's color of the year 2017 | greenery | color trends | decor | green decor | Find out more → http://schulmanart.blogspot.com/2017/03/whats-new-in-color-trends-for-2017.html
The green grass grounds this artwork and
 acts as a neutral for the vibrant tones in the peacock.
Peacocks offer an opportunity to add lots of 
color to your home with sophistication and grace.
As you might imagine, the color experts at Pantone chose Greenery for a reason. What did they discover that consumers needed in a color?

They describe Greenery as a “refreshing and vitalizing shade” of green and a symbol of new beginnings.

Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s Executive Director explains that “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the connection we seek with nature, one another, and a larger purpose.”
Pantone's color of the year 2017 | greenery | color trends | decor | green decor | Find out more → http://schulmanart.blogspot.com/2017/03/whats-new-in-color-trends-for-2017.html
This duck is shown in a nursery but there's no reason to restrict the charms of childhood to this part of the home. Adding a charming duck to a powder room, your country kitchen or even your home office will cheer you up each time you look at him.>> Explore Charming Animal Art 

Pantone's color of the year 2017 | greenery | color trends | decor | green decor | Find out more → http://schulmanart.blogspot.com/2017/03/whats-new-in-color-trends-for-2017.html
Cows offer a soothing and maternal presence for your home. This one has touches of green in the background while the orange gives the art energy and the brown grounds you to the present moment.

Curious to know more about how Pantone picks their color? You can read my blog post 5 Ways Pantone Picks the Color of the Year here.


Pantone's color of the year 2017 | greenery | color trends | decor | green decor | Find out more → http://schulmanart.blogspot.com/2017/03/whats-new-in-color-trends-for-2017.html
As is usually the case, artists tend to pick up on the trends in their environments long before the color becomes a fad, and so Greenery has been around much of my artwork, particularly in my florals and animal works.

The best thing about green tones, aside from their sense of renewal, is that they complement almost any environment the way nature does.

Green is considered to be nature’s neutral, while being anything but boring, it is full of vitality and the innate unity of the natural world.

For me, green has always been the color of optimism as each spring brings new beginnings.



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About the Artist (Miriam Schulman)

Miriam Schulman, founder of the Inspiration Place
In case we haven’t met yet, I’m a watercolor and mixed media artist. My art has been featured in numerous publications such as Somerset Studio, and Im the founder of The Inspiration Place  where I give my students stepping stones to create beautiful art as well as the emotional support they need to stay inspired.

See the art I create at schulmanArt.com or learn how to paint with me at TheInspirationPlace.net


What do you think? Are you excited for a year of renewal with Greenery?