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Lifestyle Tips: Using Pantone Color of the Year “Greenery”

When Pantone announced that their 2017 Color of the Year was “Greenery,” I couldn’t be more excited — green is my favorite color.

According to Pantone, “A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings. Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.” Who doesn’t love the idea of renewal, especially in the New Year?

What is the best way to incorporate greenery into your lifestyle? Here are some ways that I plan to use this year’s “It” color.

As Accessories. You can really make green pop against a neutral outfit. Below are two of my favorite accessories, a beautiful pair of Christian Louboutin shoes and Balenciaga handbag. Both perfectly match the plants I have in my garden!

As Jewelry. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but a colorful, vibrant emerald ring can really make a statement (and again, green purses are a beautiful accessory).

For Inspiration. Over the holidays I visited Fiji, which was beautiful! Traveling to countries that boast lush scenery is the perfect way to get creative inspiration (and relaxation!).

In Nature. Gardening and being in nature is healthy for you – gardening provides stress relief, brain health, and is a mood enhancer. I have been gardening for a long time, and love how all the work I’ve put into it creates beauty and healthy eats.

Greenery Gardening Kym Gold

As Attire. In the photo shoot for my memoir Gold Standard, I went with my favorite color in a bright, confident shade. The green has a lively contrast against my neutral jacket. Don’t be afraid to wear a bold green!

In general, green is perfect for almost everything. Because this year’s Pantone Color of the Year “symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose,” don’t be afraid to use it in your everyday life – it illustrates the need for human and natural connection!

If you plan on using greenery in your style, send me your inspiration on Twitter @Kym_Gold!

-Kym

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