2017 Year of GREENERY Officially

Since the greenYgrey Y rose like a phoenix from flames, tree from earth, chick flying the nest or Werewolf of Oz spirit from body and mind, there seems to have been an upsurge in interest in luminous or neon green, such as in sports kits and shoes. I suggested the bright yellowy green was shortened to greenY from those longer two-word descriptions.


This is a little self-parody blog filler post, with a little relevant 2017 news, between weighty satirical comedy of XaW Files episodes.

Pantone Colour of the 2017 Year

So I was delighted to read in the Metro newspaper on December 9th last year, that Pantone’s colour of the year for 2017 is greenery. Perhaps fittingly, one of the images they used as an example was a mug of what looks like coffee, with the greenYgrey often fuelled by coffilosophy: a new word concept founded by me, a real Doctor of Philosophy.


I think Pantone could have cut greenery down to greenY, and used a more yellowy green colour in the example mug, as greenery is described as a ‘vibrant green with yellow undertones’, but I don’t want to appear to be splitting hairs, or appearing hyper-critical.

Pantone has chosen a colour of the year since 1999, and greenery has been chosen as it is fresh and zesty. Vice-president Laurie Pressman is reported in the article as saying greenery has ‘been there during times of bold change’ such as the suffragette movement in the 1920s and psychedelic 1960s: two decades and movements also influential on the greenYgrey and current POPolution!

Ironically, Pantone shocked everybody by choosing two colours last year, as the Greenygrey was originally, and one of them was pink, as in POP (PinkyOrangePurple), but the other was blue.

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