Earlier today, some very important news was announced: Pantone revealed its 2017 color of the year—and it’s very, very green, you guys.
While both of last year’s winners—pretty pastels named Rose Quartz and Serenity—were pretty easy to pull off, it seems like 2017’s Greenery may present some challenges. Not least because most of us are probably feeling a little “meh” about wearing green, which, to be fair, is not the world’s most flattering shade. In fact, the “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring,” as Pantone likes to describe it, may not be everyone’s first, second, or even ninth choice in outfit color, makeup shade, or anything for that matter.
However, there is hope. We’ve rounded up 15 really cute ways that you can incorporate some Greenery into your life.
As Kermit says, “It’s not always easy being green,” but fear not, Kermit, it actually can be. Click through the gallery below to check out how.
Urban Decay, Glide-On Eye Pencil in 'Freak,' $20, available at Urban Decay.
We get it: green eye makeup seems alarming. Opt for a subtle accent with this bright green eyeliner, and don't be disheartened by the shade's name.
Crap Eyewear,The T.V. Eye, $20, available at Crap Eyewear.
These sunnies are an understated version of Greenery.
Melissa Joy Manning, Peridot Hug Hoops, $290, available at Melissa Joy Manning.
Add some peridot jewelry into the mix for a subtle statement.
Kate Spade, Initial Notebook, $16, available at Kate Spade.
Can’t bear to wear it? Try writing in it!
Avoseedo, Avoseedo in ‘Green,’ $14.99, available at NYLONshop.
Add some IRL Greenery into your life—germinate your own avocado pits into what will (hopefully) one day be an avocado tree.
If you really just dislike the color green and don’t want it to adorn your body or home in any way, try drinking a trendy cup of iced matcha. You can walk down the street feeling cool and energized, and be rocking the color of the year in the most discreet (and delicious) way possible.
Fjallraven, Re-Kanken Backpack, $90, available at Urban Outfitters.
Carry all your things in style with this very green backpack.
Pura Lopez, Allover Green Suede Heel, $290, available at Bona Drag.
These green suede heels are the perfect pop of Greenery for any outfit.
Butter London, Nail Polish in ‘Greenery,’ $10, available at Butter London.
Add a pop of green goodness to your nails (and continue rocking your neutral-colored wardrobe).
ModCloth, Wine Appreciation Sweater in Shamrock, $59.99, available at ModCloth.
This cozy sweater is the perfect shade of Greenery and won't completely overpower your outfit.
The Cambridge Satchel Company, The 11 Inch Satchel in ‘Ivy Green, $210, available at The Cambridge Satchel Company.
This adorable satchel is a more toned-down version of the color of the year, making it easy to wear and match with your non-green wardrobe.
Silence + Noise, Jackie Velvet Leopard Maxi Skirt, $119, available at Urban Outfitters.
This skirt is quite possibly the most ‘90s thing we’ve ever seen (you know, since the ‘90s), and we’re obsessed.
NYX, Macaron Lippies in ‘Key Lime,’ $6, available at NYX Cosmetics.
A green lip, really? Yes, really. It can be done, and even if you’re not the daring type, try dabbing this on with lip balm to create a sheer, green tint.
Lush, Lip Balm in ‘Key Lime Pie,’ $9.95, available at Lush.
While this gloss goes on clear, it is pure Greenery in its tin (and smells like heaven).
Pier 1 Imports, Herringbone Chenille Lime Pillow, $34.95, available at Pier 1 Imports.
Not so sure you want to wear Greenery? Add a little pop of the shade to your couch.