Every year the Pantone Color Institute releases the “Color of the Year.” This year the influential award has gone to Greenery or Pantone 15-0343. The color was picked after Pantone spent a year studying global cultural and social trends. In 2016 Greenery was offered on car models, showed up in street art and on fashion runways and in the global environmental movement. In retrospect, the choice makes sense.
The executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman says “Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.” Pantone goes on to describe the color as “nature’s neutral” and revitalizing, rejuvenating and refreshing. We couldn’t agree more. Cather’s Home is based in the Roaring Fork Valley and has always felt the revitalizing nature of the fresh spring greens that spread over Prince Creek, Mt. Sopris and the whole Aspen Snowmass valley.
With Pantone naming Greenery the color of the year we expect to see a continuation and expansion of current color trends, including an increase of the color’s use throughout modern interior design. Obviously, a strong green doesn’t need to be the focus of every home and like always, Cather’s Home will maintain its devotion to the time-tested design principles that have made us a fixture in the Aspen Snowmass area.
Though, as spring rolls around in 2017, we’ll be taking a close look at the fresh spring buds and let the rejuvenating nature of greenery and spring in the Roaring Fork Valley revitalize our ideas and our work.