So first of all - to my regular readers, sorry I haven't been very active at all lately on the blog or my social media accounts - I've been having a much needed holiday away from the blog so that I can come back this year with new inspiration and the will to want to grow it bigger and make it better! Happy new year and with that comes the much-anticipated question on everyone's mind: What is the colour of the year. Well, at least I know those with a particular interest in fashion and design anticipate this...
Drumroll... the colour of the year for 2017 is Greenery. What? I must say this is certainly not at all what I was expecting. In all honesty, I'm a little disappointed. I was really hoping for something a little more... versatile and pretty. While green is a great colour - don't get me wrong here - it's really the tone of green that has been selected that makes me rather uncomfortable. We have been seeing a lot of greens on the runway in all fairness so green wasn't totally surprising. I would have much easily guessed the annual colour would be something along the lines of a deep emerald or an earthy khaki (especially with the very obvious military inspired trends that have been popping up in street wear).
Now not to offend anyone who feels that this particular Pantone colour code is their favourite colour in the world, but I just can't seem to imagine as much versatility in this hue as with last year's colours. I know I wouldn't feel all too comfortable walking out of the house in an apple-green dress and I certainly couldn't see myself painting my nails a bright shade that matches every tree in my garden. Don't even start to mention green eyeshadow to me.
Same thing goes for design - Having a green wall or large green decor element that isn't a plant would seem... off. I mean have you ever seen a bright green wall in someone's house (if you have I'm pretty sure you didn't think it was very visually pleasing). Dull green I would understand, or very dark green or even pastel green but this just doesn't sit well.
At least vegetables will be on trend this year, so hopefully that will kickstart a global healthy eating takeover. Or maybe the harshness of this colour will do the opposite. Guess we'll just have to sit by the wayside and wait for this trend to pass... but if you're loving the green savour the moment by all means. Let me know in the comments how you feel about 2017's colour of the year (hopefully, I'm not the only one here dying a little! ;) )
Until next time
- The Traveling Oyster xxx