New year, new you, new color of the year from the color oracles at Pantone. Last year, they went with two colors: Rose Quartz and Serenity. I don't know why they went with two, but rose quartz was everywhere...even the freakin iPhone was that color. This year, Pantone returned to one color of the year(ery): Greenery! Pantone says:
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.If you're cybergoth (or an ex-cybergoth like me), you've got a warm place in your robot heart for toxic-waste-slime greenish yellow. LOL, PANTONE, so much for natural escapism! You think the first leaves of spring, I think the ruins of civilization.
Baggy pants and platforms, that's how you did it in the early 2000s. Never thought it would come back. But I don't think this color is limited to just cyber styles. I've seen it in nu-goth in the form of green mirrorshades, which seems to be replacing the big round glasses. I know I should be asking why mirrorshades are returning, but honestly, they're so awesome I'm not sure why they left. (post on those next week!)
Perky/cartoon goths (see below) already have this color in many designs, and it's an obvious color in medieval/fantasy looks (see below). Honestly the only ones late to the Greenery game are the nu-goths. I've also included a corp look below
It's a great shade for eyeshadow, and looks great with black. I don't know why green and black go so well together. For some goth styles, you really need another color for contrast. Green was my go-to in my cyber days--thought it was more cyber than black! Neon yellow was also another great one. Red's too goth, pink's too girly, blue isn't contrasty enough, silver is too contrasty.
What do you think of Greenery? Would you wear this color? How?