I realized the other day that I didn't know what the Pantone Color of the Year is for 2017. What?! I know. Strange. For all the years that I worked in my magazine job or at Big Picture Classes, I always knew the color of the year—always. I was actually headed to bed when the thought popped into my head that I didn't know what this year's color is. I turned around, turned the lights back on, sat down at my computer to look it up, and ... I just about jumped out of my seat. The color is called Greenery and it's my color!!! Hello! I actually have a few friends that call this color of green, "Stacy green" because I am and always have been so completely smitten with a vibrant yellow-green.
If color doesn't lie, and I don't think it can, then 2017 has got to be MY YEAR.
Since "Greenery" is all about growth, I am choosing to boldly declare that this is a sign from the universe that I've got some exciting growing to do—which is in fact is one of the things I noted in my recent birthday post. For starters, I'm going to create a Stacy Julian color palette consisting of HAPPY colors. I once made a little scrapbook dedicated to my HAPPY colors, but now I'm making it official, as part of my personal brand. By the way, I think everyone should have a personal brand (in all actuality we do) and our own branded colors. Why not? Color is emotion and says a great deal about what we love, feel, stand for, believe and want to become. In other words, color is core to who we are and we should embrace it more often!
If you want to learn more about the message of Greenery for 2017, watch this video. If you just want to tell me how cool it is that MY BEST-LOVED COLOR happens to be the color of the year, then feel free to leave me a comment. You could tell me what YOUR signature color is and how you celebrate it.
p.s. Technically, my most favorite color is yellow—just like the one pictured in the top left of the color grid above, but because I adore almost ALL greens, I've decided that mixing yellow + green means that YELLOW-GREEN is my go-to signature color.