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Pantone’s Color of the Year!

On December 8th, Pantone announced the Color of the Year and it is…

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Yea..I was a bit surprised as well…but well why Greenery?

“A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.

Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. 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.

Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront – it is an omnipresent hue around the world.

A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.”

By just reading their description, really makes you feel the Essence of Greenery huh?!

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For those who are wondering about what is the Pantone Color of the Year and what is the big deal about it is, a little recap; The Pantone Color Institute, basically the global authority on color, selects a symbolic main one every year, “a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.” They also pick other colors for their palette. Believe it or not, their picks do effect your life more directly than you think. Once they pick a color its like you instantly see more of it everywhere! Whether you see it trending more in apparel, home decor, and even in most weddings of the year! Yes, this happens every year and since I have started my own site, I have tried to stay on top of this and keep you up-to-date on it. In celebration of their picks I also put their colors on my site 😉

Hope this upcoming year of 2017 is as fresh and hopeful as even Pantone sees it to be!

Best wishes, XO

Pantone’s Colors Spring 2016

Finally the Pantone Spring Colors of 2016 are here!

“A Transporting and Transformative Canvas”

In the palette I made below, are each of the colors with their Pantone-given name :)

This is just a preview of the colors because I will later write more of each of these colors, stay tuned!

Color Special: ‘Glacier Gray’

I think this will be the last color special for Pantone :/ I know it is bittersweet but this will give me more opportunity to post about other wonderful things!

I was surprised to see this color for the spring and summer season and this color is considered unisex but more dominant for men than women.

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Glacier Gray is an awesome timeless color and is also considered as “nature’s most perfect neutral!” When you see Glacier Gray you can relax and think of peaceful thoughts. What I love about Glacier Gray  is that it is an “unobtrusive” shade that bounces of other colors but at same time doesn’t take away from them. This kind of gray allows other colors the center of attention  while calmly slipping in the background.

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Pantone’s Glacier Gray pairs well with Pantone’s ‘Marsala’ and Pantone’s ‘Aquamarine.’

Color Special: Pantone’s ‘Aquamarine’

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Pantone’s Aquamarine is the lead color for women this Spring/Summer season. “Aquamarine is an airy blue with a dreamy feel/” I don’t know about you ladies but lately I have been a bit more stressed but according to this global authority on color, this cool ethereal shade also acts as a stress reducer, calming your psyche so ‘Omm’s up ladies!” :)

Aquamarine pairs well with Pantone’s Glacier Gray and Pantone’s color of the year, Marsala.

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With this Manicure Set you are Set!

I love this Manicure Set, High Tea The D’Honneur Collection from Butter London because you get 4 colors that perfectly match this Spring & Summer Pantone Color Palette!

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‘Ruby Murray’ would match perfectly with MARSALA, ‘High Tea’ is a nice nude that looks like TOASTED ALMOND, ‘Tiddly’ is a great TANGERINE color and the set exclusive, ‘Green Fairy’  is an awesome LUCITE GREEN!

You can find this collection for $40 or even $30! Need to add this to to buy list!

How to: Wear ‘Tangerine’ in Shoes

I have actually found plenty of orange shoes not exactly in the same shade as Pantone’s Tangerine but some are really close to it. Here are my favorite pics:

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Loving these Fringe Ankle Cuff Thong Sandals for just $14

 

 

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Great for the Mule trend right now & for just $20!

 

 

 

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I love these Reptile Ankle Strap Heels for just $28!

 

 

Crocs Really Sexi Sandal
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I was a bit surprised to see Crocs sandals made like this but they do look comfortable & they are just $30

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Be Summer Ready with these Ankle Strap Espadrille for $36

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Exclusive members, you can be able to see links and find each item :)

How to: Wear ‘Tangerine’ in Apparel

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I love rompers for the summer & this one is just 10!!

 

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Can’t go wrong with rolled up skinny jeans this spring/summer & this one is just 22!

 

 

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This maxi skirt instantly brightens up & dresses up your outfit for just $24!

 

 

 

 

Who says you can’t kill it in a tangerine cocktail dress & for just $35!

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This cute tunic is great for in or out of work & with its linen material its comfortable for a hot summer day for $42!

 

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I personally love midi dresses and this one in tangerine makes me want to add it to my shopping list for just $45!

 

 

 

Exclusive members below you can see links to where to get each piece!!