Alternative green hues to sport for 2017 if Pantone’s ‘Greenery’ isn’t your shade

You a-green with this colour?


By Wei Yeen Loh

Alternative green hues to sport for 2017 if Pantone’s ‘Greenery’ isn’t your shade

It’s time to keep the rose quartz and serene blue hues in the closet to make way for Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2017—a summer-worthy “zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring,” according to the siteA bolder and brighter choice that reminds us of a bush-filled garden in full bloom, there’s a lot to love about this shade, yet it’s probably one of the hardest-to-work-around greens offered in the colour wheel. We can’t deny that our hearts will always beat for greens of most shades, be it jade, emerald, or even forest green. But when it comes to the leaf green shade in this instance, perhaps the style-conscious might hesitate to jump on this colour bandwagon easily. But fret not, if you find that you do not own anything at all in the colour scheme that’s remotely close to “Greenery”, but would still love to rep green for the coming year, we suggest working with verdant hues of all sorts. 


Jewel toned greens generally go with most skintones, and it’s easy breezy to pair your ensemble with other similar jewel shades including a deep blue or burgundy. Chartreuse isn’t recommended for those with yellow undertones, but would fare well with cool, medium skin tones. For those who always love to make a bold statement or two, there’s nothing like a velvet midi skirt by Haider Ackermann (swoon) or metallic green ankle boots from Dries Van Noten to stand out in the crowd—and even amidst those clad in apple green!

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