New year, new Pantone colour – Green stationery
Every year around this time, colour institute, Pantone, release their Colour of the Year. This colour choice is Pantone’s prediction of what trends we will see in fashion, design and general society over the next 12 months. Last year, Pantone chose two colours, being Rose Quartz and Serenity. Both these colours proved to be quite influential over the course of this year and we think the 2017 colour will hold a similar weight.
And the 2017 Colour of the Year is…
So what is the colour of 2017? Pantone has chosen a colour they call ‘Greenery’. According to Pantone executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the hope we collectively yearn for amid a complex social and political landscape. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate, revitalise and unite, Greenery symbolises the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”
Whilst this is all well and good, we think this “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade” will look great in many pieces of stationery!
Obviously, as avid fountain pen users, we have the luxury of having many amazing colourful inks and pens to play with. With this in mind, we thought it would be fun to have a look at a list of fountain pen related items that match this year’s colour of Greenery.
First off, let’s look at some inks that closely match this nature inspired colour. Obviously, some of these don’t match up perfectly with the colour, but they are all part of the Greenery family.
Robert Oster Signature Green Lime – This bright green, from Australian ink maker Robert Oster, is a great match to the Pantone colour. The ink flows onto the page in a darker green hue and then dries in a vibrant lime! Buy.
Pilot Iroshizuku Chiku-Rin – This beautiful yellow-green from Pilot is inspired by the bamboo forests of Japan. The yellow shading of this ink gives it a bright property, akin to the colour of Greenery. Buy.
Caran d’Ache Delicate Green – Whilst far from cheap, the theatre of a good Caran d’Ache ink is undeniable. This particular ink is part of the Chromatics Inkcredible ink selection. The beautiful shade is sure to liven up your page in 2017. Buy.
Diamine Meadow – Slightly darker than the other inks on this list, but an equally great shade of green. There is still a slight amount of yellow shading with this ink, however, it comes off as far less bright. Buy.
So now you have some inks to play with over the next year, but how about a pen to match. We have rounded up a few pens that are a good match to the Pantone colour of Greenery and will be a great companion to your new ink.
Pilot Prera Lime Green – We love the Pilot Prera and this amazing Lime Green edition is not different. It has the same great nib but a much more exciting body. The pen can be had for well under $30 and at that price, we think it’s a steal! Buy.
Pilot Vanishing Point Green – Pilot must really like their greens because this Vanishing Point is another contender for a great green pen. The Vanishing Point (which is currently on sale) features a retractable 18kt nib. Buy.
TWSBI Eco Lime Green – After much anticipation, the Lime Green TWSBI Eco is here to stay. The demonstrator pen will allow you to have a great look at the bright green ink you are using with it! This means you can show off both your Greenery inspired pen and ink at the same time. Buy.
Lamy Al-Star Charged Green – A more recent addition to the Al-Star lineup is this cheerful Charged Green model. It features the same ergonomic grip section and aluminium body as the other Al-Stars, whilst standing out thanks to its vibrant design. Buy.
Pilot MR Retro Pop Green – Ah the Pilot Metropolitan (MR). This ever popular pen is available in many different finishes, however, this Retro Pop model is sure to brighten up your day. At under $15, this is a great way to get a Greenery themed pen at a very low price. Buy.
Nock co. Green Pen Cases
Finally, if you are looking for a Greenery inspired case to store all of your new green stationery, Nock has you covered. They have a number of models, including the much-loved ‘Brasstown’ in a beautiful green finish. These models have a darker, forest green on the outside and a brighter lime green on the inside.
We hope you enjoyed our coverage of the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2017. Colour is a huge part of the stationery community, so it is always fun to match up our pens to different themes.
Whilst the brighter green may not be for everybody, can you see yourself using these colours or products over the next 12 months?
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