Hey, did you know there is a color of the year? There is an organization called Pantone, which appoints itself as the authority on which colors are "in." Each year, they come up with a palette from which designers of clothing, paint, furniture, and all the other gizmos in the world draw inspiration. To the left is the Pantone color palette for 2017. And of one of those colors, one gets chosen as the color of the year.
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."
Wow, that is some good copy. And guess what? Omiyo loves Greenery, too! Our bead artisans love it. I was calling it Kiwi, but they thought I meant black, because they never heard of a kiwi fruit, but they do have Kiwi shoe polish. But I finally got them straightened out, and they've made lots of pretty green jewelry for 2017:
They've made necklaces: