#98 Fresh & Alive
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Pantone Greenery is Color of the Year for 2017
In a stark contrast from last year’s rather dull pastel Colors of the Year, Pantone has introduced a Fresh & Alive color (back to just one, too) for 2017: Greenery 15-0343.
No more diaper poo
What a refreshing change (of diapers) from last year’s dull, infantile Colors of the Year for 2016, Rose Quartz & Serenity—or as I call them, Putrid Pink & Bland Blue. I can still smell the whiffs of diaper poo from these boring baby room colors. (No, I’ve never had children. Can you guess why? And besides that, they’d grow up to be derelict I’m sure, because I would paint their room in solid black, my favorite color, & all their toys would be various shapes of ampersands. Of course I’d name my kids &y and &rea.)
Trees, grass & crisp green apples
This year it’s the fresh & alive scent of tall trees, crisp celery, crunchy Granny Smith apples, tart limes, a freshly-mown lawn & just-plucked sprigs of mint*:
Pantone Greenery 15-0343
I hope this vibrant color catches on, because the fresh & alive hue will certainly brighten up our days, whether in print, paint, or products. I’ll proudly wear a T shirt in Pantone Greenery with the CMYK and RGB specs printed on it (54 0 100 0 / 132 189 0). You wouldn’t have caught me dead wearing Putrid Pink & Bland Blue last year.
*Add this secret ingredient to your homemade meatballs: a few chopped fresh & alive mint leaves. That’s what would separate my mom’s delicious meatballs from the rest.
Pantone Greenery is presented as the solid background in AmperArt #98 Fresh & Alive. Here are the specs for the Pantone 2017 Color of the Year:
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Production notes for #98 Fresh & Alive:
Original size: 20×30 inches
Program: Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
Font: Capistrano (modified)
Ampersand: a fresh & alive squiggle
Ladybug: istockphoto.com / photograph by dionisvero
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