Hello folks, welcome to my blog once again and TGIF! Though I was horribly sick most of the week (again), I was so looking forward to write this post as its about my favourite color – Green. By now you must be aware of the Pantone color of the year 2017 is Greenery which for all purposes is a light to mid tone green. Once this announcement was made, I suddenly, felt very fashionable as most of my house is painted this very green. Its another story that I chose the color originally eight years ago as I couldn’t bear to live in a house that had pink, blue, yellow or orange walls. 😀
Pantone color of the year 2017 Greenery
According to 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.” As per color psychology green signifies life, prosperity and new beginnings. From an interior design perspective, Green walls soothe your mind and extend a calming influence which I know from experience. Being surrounded by green also helps your eyes focus better and you are able to distinguish between colors, techniques, textures with ease. Greenery offers clarity of thought, a better organisation and extends a positive affirmation about all good things in life.
Green in Fashion
There is a popular misconception or a fashion myth that green makes one look fat. But like most myths, this is unsubstantiated for it depends on how you style it. I have on many occasions worn ‘green on green’ ensembles by playing with textures and fabrics. In those instances, I have looked thinner than when I would wear black . In fact, green is my wardrobe staple and one of my all time favourite colors. But green is one of the hardest colors to sell – most menswear brands do no make green shirts also most fashion magazines will not showcase green on their covers unless that particular issue’s theme is eco fashion, nature or Greenery. But Green pairs well with most colors – it works with red, pink, magenta, muted orange, mustard, lemon yellow, offwhite, brown, blue, gray and even black. There are a plenty of gemstones in green and sixteen of them were listed in my posts from 2014 in the Gemstones in color series.
We’re All Ears :: January Reveal :: Greenery
This month, Erin Challenged us to create earrings based on the color “Greenery” for the We’re all ears challenge. I finished two earrings and the third one is in proceed (so no picture). I started by making the two strand necklace seen in the above picture which is a tutorial for a bead site as I get stuck when I try to make just the earrings.
When I think of the word greenery two images (of places) come to my mind. One is the image I would see at the gates of my childhood Township home with plants and trees (and leaves) in varying tints, tones and shades of green and that of a garden that I used to draw as a child – green plants and shrubs with lots of small colors flowers.
I call the first pair as greenery earrings though it is not monochromatic. It is representative of the garden with beautiful colorful flowers blooming with life, and symbolic of health and happiness. It was a positive affirmation for me this week that I would get through the pain and suffering I was going through. I used frayed sari ribbon (silk bits) for the first time in this pair after seeing it being used in many designs by various artists. However, the Indian in me hates all the fraying and the mess it creates. I am afraid that it will fray completely even before I have a chance to wear it.
Truth be told I was not interested in creating earrings in green, for I already own so many of them ( I can count 11 pairs at the moment but I know there are more). So while I was rummaging in my closet I chanced upon a necklace, which was originally a bracelet eons back. The links had gone dull but the beads called out to me, so I created the second pair to match my idea of a green home.
Those are my two pairs of earrings in green and I am looking to make another one to match the necklace. See, I told you, when it comes to green, I cannot really stop myself 🙂
Do visit the challenge page to see what others have created for this challenge
I hope you found it interesting