Inspire your sewing with the Colour Of The Year 2017 – Greenery
Did you know that every year has it’s own colour? No…? Well, they actually do and they’re decided by Pantone. Pantone is pitched as the world-renowned authority on colour. For nearly 50 years, Pantone has been inspiring design professionals with products, services and leading technology for the colourful exploration and expression of creativity. The Pantone Colour of the Year is a symbolic colour selection; a colour snapshot of what they see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.
The official Colour of the Year for 2017 has been announced as Greenery (Pantone 15-0343) “A refreshing and revitalising shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings”.
Pantone: “Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring 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.
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.
A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality”.
Here at Little T’s Haberdashery, we love exploring new ideas and inspiration for our creative sewing projects. The Pantone Colour of the Year always gives an insight into the colours that you will likely see a lot of in the coming year – in fashion, design, industry – and more importantly for us – in your Sewing Projects!!
We’ve put together a little collage of all things Greenery that you will find right now over in our shop – perfect for adding a bit of inspiration into your next project. Our Moon Thread is a particularly simple way of adding some colour to your sewing, whether it be matching your thread colour to new fabric or using as a contrasting colour to add a pop to your design. If you’re looking for something a bit more adventurous, our new Prym Super Soft Elastic in Green would work great as a waistband on some new pants (!) or you could try using some of our Fold Over Elastic to add a pop of colour to your clothing. As far as sewing accessories go, our Prym Love range is perfect – it’s turquoise colour scheme really brightens up your sewing kit.
Want to share your projects or look for inspiration? Or maybe keep informed about and join in with upcoming pre-orders? Why not pop over to Facebook and join our Little T’s Sewing Room. It’s a super friendly group of likeminded sewing fans.
Looking for more inspiration for your projects? Check out some of these colour schemes suggested by Pantone, I particularly like the Fathomless collection of colours – I’m a big fan of grey at the moment. Which do you like best?
Feeling inspired and itching to go? Why not pop over to Caboodle Textiles and treat yourself to some new fabrics to get you going. They have a great selection of fabrics for clothing and crafts, including this fun selection. You can find them all in the Caboodle Textiles Etsy store or join their Facebook Group for information on pre-orders and upcoming new fabrics.
Whatever you decided to do, have fun and enjoy yourself! With all the things happening in the world at the moment I know I’m not the only person to seek sanctuary in my sewing. I like nothing more than immersing myself in a new project and I always feel much better for it too!