How To Use The Pantone 2017 Colours In Your Images

Late last year, the worlds most notable colour company released the ‘Pantone 2017 Colours’, so in case you missed them, here’s what Pantone have implied will be the colours making bold appearances this year.

Late last year, the worlds most notable colour company released the ‘Pantone 2017 Colours’, so in case you missed them, here’s what Pantone have implied will be the colours making bold appearances this year.

how to use the 2017 pantone colours

2016 Pantone Colours of the Year

Before we get into Pantone 2017, let’s cast our mind back to 2016.

The colours of the year were Rose Quartz & Serenity.

These soft hues influenced everything from fashion, home decor to design. We’ve seen an influx of this palette on Instagram with many a fashion forward accounts embracing the colours to style their feed to perfection.

Pantone 2016 Colours


PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery is a warm and zesty yellow-green shade that nourishes our need for reaffirmation and rebirth as it evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens refresh, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fertile attributes of Greenery signals to us to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

pantone color of the year 2017

Secondary colours

Interestingly, a more subdued sub-list has made an appearance this year with more earthy colours such as Kale and Hazelnut dominating the landscape. If you’re worried that’s not leaving you much color to play with? Get ready to put on your sunglasses!

Pink is still a strong colour for this year with Pale Dagwood and Pink Yarrow predicted to be the most used feminine hues.

Of course here at Plann, we’re pretty happy that there are many shades of blue and we’re thrilled to see Niagara, Lapis Blue and Island Paradise in the list (if you haven’t checked out our Instagram yet, you’ll notice these are our colours!)


Pantone 2017 Colours

How can you use the Pantone 2017 colours in your imagery?

Pantone colours influence fashion, decor and Instagram feeds every year, so we’d love to show you how Instagrammers are already using the Pantone 2017 colours in their work.


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PANTONE 2017 – 17-4123 Niagara
Comfortable and dependable, Niagara leads the PANTONE Fashion Color Report as the most prevalent color for spring 2017. Niagara is a classic denim-like blue that speaks to our desire for ease and relaxation.

PANTONE 2017 – 13-0755 Primrose Yellow
By contrast, Primrose Yellow sparkles with heat and vitality. Inviting us into its instant warmth, this joyful yellow shade takes us to a destination marked by enthusiasm, good cheer and sunny days.

PANTONE 2017 – 19-4045 Lapis Blue
Conveying even more energy is Lapis Blue. Strong and confident, this intense blue shade is imbued with an inner radiance.

PANTONE 2017 – 14-4620 Island Paradise
Island Paradise is a refreshing aqua that calls to mind a change of scenery. A cool blue green shade that speaks to our dream of the great escape, Island Paradise is emblematic of tropical settings and our desire to unwind.

PANTONE 2017 – 17-1462 Flame
A red-based orange, Flame, is gregarious and fun loving. Flamboyant and vivacious, this wonderfully theatrical shade adds fiery heat to the spring 2017 palette.

F L A M E _ I've blogged! On this cold, rainy day I've been warming myself up with lots of Pantone Flame inspired decor & design. I've forgotten about the grey, wet outdoors, put the fire on, poured a coffee and have whiled away the hours daydreaming about Spring/Summer 2017. _ I've spoken a lot about Pantone greenery and kale, but I think with all these beautiful weddings and floral design, #pantoneflame has emerged as an equally strong contender to win! What do you think? The link is in my bio ???? _ This wedding photographed ????????caught my attention most of all – I adore how creative the stylists have been with the use of white space and paint! And that hanging installation! ???????????????????????? _ #Repost @greenweddingshoes ・・・ photog: @saramonikaphoto ????????

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PANTONE 2017 – 13-1404 Pale Dogwood
Continuing the tranquil mood, Pale Dogwood is a quiet and peaceful pink shade that engenders an aura of innocence and purity. The unobtrusive Pale Dogwood is a subtle pink whose soft touch infuses a healthy glow.

PANTONE 2017 – 17-2034 Pink Yarrow
Tropical and festive, Pink Yarrow is a whimsical, unignorable hue that tempts and tantalizes. Bold, attention getting and tempestuous, the lively Pink Yarrow is a captivating and stimulating color that lifts spirits and gets the adrenaline going.

#pinkombre #pinkyarrow ????????

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PANTONE 2017 – 18-0107 Kale
Evocative of the great outdoors and a healthy lifestyle, Kale is another foliage-based green that conjures up our desire to connect to nature, similar to the more vivacious Greenery. And, just as we see in nature, this lush and fertile natural green shade provides the perfect complementary background to the more vibrant tones in the palette.


PANTONE 2017 – 14-1315 Hazelnut
Rounding out the spring 2017 colors is Hazelnut, a key neutral for spring. This shade brings to mind a natural earthiness. Unpretentious and with an inherent warmth, Hazelnut is a transitional color that effortlessly connects the seasons.

Colour inspiration #hazelnutcolor #pantone2017

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Have you noticed a trend towards any of these colours, or are you using them in your Plann yourself?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!


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