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Green, Natures Neutral

2017/4/17

LAURIE PRESSMAN

Pantone Color Institute
11 March 2016

The human eye literally sees more green than any other color. The hue of foliage, grass, and growing plants; bountiful trees, lush meadows and clinging vines; the shade of forests and jungles; elves and leprechauns; the product of the Irish patriot and St. Patrick’s Day; with a multitude of greens so plentiful in the surrounding world, there are many moods the green family can convey.

PANTONE Green Color Article

One of the new green shades we included into the 210 new color additions to our PANTONE Fashion, Home + Interiors color palette is the fertile Forest Biome, a deeply luxuriant blue influenced green so instantly evocative of nature and the comforting feelings the idea of nature engenders

Lying in the centre of the colour spectrum between the composure of blue and the activity of yellow, green is known as the great harmoniser. Often described as a restful shade, physiologically green affects the nervous system, causing us to breathe slowly and deeply, helping the heart to relax by slowing the production of stress hormones. Used lavishly whether in open fields or a park in an urban environment, the serenity of nature’s greens can quickly bring about a sense of balance and harmony.

Leafy greens connect with newness, youth and growth. Heralded by the annual emergence each spring of tender green shoots, a majority of people see green as symbolic of nature and new beginnings as green refreshes, restores and reaffirms that the seasons repeat in exactly the same sequence each year. An abundance of green indicates that there is available water, a necessary element for human survival and a primary reason why humans respond on a very visceral level to the reassuring presence of this shade.

PANTONE Fashion, Home + Interiors color palette, ranging from the natural and earthy warm yellow greens like Guacamole and Split Pea to the true green shades of Lush Meadow, the olive infused Sea Turtle and Kalamata, the deep blue influenced greens, Forest Biome, Rain Forest and the citrusy energetic shades of Lime Popsicle and Evening Primrose.

READ MORE: Color On Color: PANTONE FASHION HOME + INTERIORS products with 210 New Colors


Information extracted with permissions from the following sources:
Colors for Your Every Mood, Leatrice Eiseman, author - Executive Director Pantone Color Institute

Color Messages & Meanings, Leatrice Eiseman, author - Executive Director Pantone Color Institute

Laurie Pressman Vice President Pantone Color Institute

Laurie Pressman is the Vice-President of the Pantone Color Institute and has 20 years experience in the world of colour and trend. She loves traveling the world looking for what is new and next and sees colour as the story of life.

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