Here's how to put more green in your daily style

Here's how to put more green in your daily style
PHOTO: Pantone website

It is time to bid farewell to rose quartz and serenity, two shades that were picked as 2016 Colour Of The Year by Pantone, and usher in the new tone for the universe.

Pantone has unveiled Pantone Greenery as the 2017 Colour Of The Year. It is a refreshing and revitalising shade, and according to Pantone, a symbol of new beginnings.

Pantone LLC is the world-renowned authority on colour and provider of colour systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of colour across a variety of industries.

It is a name known worldwide as the standard language for colour communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.

"Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalise, greenery symbolises the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose," says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring in countries with four seasons when nature's greens revive, restore and renew.

Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

According to Pantone, 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.

A life-affirming shade, greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.

Nature's neutral, Pantone greenery is a versatile "trans-seasonal" shade that lends itself to many colour combinations, and can be paired with neutrals, brights, deeper shades, pastels, metallics and even the enduring presence of Pantone Colour Of The Year 2016, rose quartz and serenity. These palettes easily cross over fashion, beauty, product and graphic design applications.

So, let's take a deep breath and usher in the new year with nature's gift. As a tribute to the anointed green, start your year with this selection of greenery inspired skincare and makeup.

Lancome Energie de Vie The Overnight Recovery Sleeping Mask

Photo: Lancome

Face the new year with this sumptuous, bouncy new mask that plumps up your skin with moisture, leaving skin hydrated and smoother.

Laneige Trouble Relief Cream

Photo: Laniege

Recover from a stressful year with a soothing and moisturising cream that helps alleviate symptoms of breakouts.

Innisfree Green Tea Sleeping Pack

Photo: Innisfree

Keep your skin moisturised and clear while you sleep. Organic Jeju green tea and green tea seeds provide moisture and freshness for your skin.

Sephora Green Tea Mask

Photo: Sephora

Start the year with purified skin with this green tea infused mask. Relaxes and brightens skin.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Green in Emerald Green

Photo: Make Up For Ever

This multipurpose Aqua Cream that is rich and creamy can be used as an eyeshadow or eyeliner.

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Extreme Wear (379 Mint Sorbet)

Photo: Sally Hansen

Want a hint of mint on your nails? This soft green shade will keep you cool in the new year.

DKNY Be Delicious

Photo: DKNY

New beginnings are in store when you spritz a bright, fresh and energetic fragrance that matches your new year spirit.

NYX Wicked Lippies (Risque)

Photo: Nyx

Be the trendsetter with this deep metallic forest green lipstick that offers a dazzling metallic finish with rich pigments.

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