Alex Spadacenta '17
As stated on Pantone’s website, the color is “Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate,” according to Pantone’s website. It is a very earthy tone, and has been evident in the recent designer lines.
“I’ve seen this color used a lot in runway shows like Gucci, Stella Mccartney, Dior,” Joe Blakie ’17 said. “But I’ve also seen it used everywhere, especially grocery stores and restaurants.”
Greenery captures the concept of the environment, and Blakie feels that this color will appear at outdoor music festivals around the country, since it is such a natural tone.
A crisp color, this yellow-green can be tough to find clothes that “go” with it and Anna Costello ’19 does not feel that greenery will show up in a lot of outfits. “Maybe like when people get their bodies painted, the color would show up a little. But I don’t think people would wear it as part of an outfit,” she said. “If I were to wear it, it would probably be like a scarf or something in the spring time.”
Corri Neckritz, owner of the local store Groove, does not feel that the color will be very prominent in this year’s outfits. There is no piece of clothing that is solely Greenery, however the shade shows up in different patterns.
“I think it’s a hard color to wear,” she said. Neckritz continued to explain how she would probably wear the color as an accessory like a scarf or a hat.
In an interview on Glamour, Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of Pantone Color Institute, explained how the color is first introduced in the fashion world including various collections, and even on the streets of London, Paris or Milan, the world’s fashion capitals. The team will also look at what effects are being used in movies and the colors of cars.
Although some feel that the color is difficult to wear, Julie Kaplan ’17 feels that the color would be great for the spring or summer. “It is a lighter, more vibrant shade that also has depth to it,” she said. “I think that if it were paired with white or denim, maybe in a jean jacket, with tan shoes, that that would look nice.”