I must admit, I stick to a lot black and white. It’s easy to wear and rarely can go wrong, so what is the problem? Well, with summer just over the horizon, I’ve realised that I need to get some more colour in my wardrobe.
Pantone’s colour of the year is “Greenery” a colour, which I would never usually wear. They state “A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings”. Sounds optimistic and fits in with my hope in wear more colour, let’s start with Green and hope for the best.
Majestic Man spoke to colour analyst and fashion stylist, Kristine Louise Zulani, who works for ‘House of Colour Gateshead’. Kristie hosts classes to see wat colours suit you and what style suits you, we wanted to hear her view on why colours were SO important. She says: “The discovery of the right tones and shades of colour to flatter your unique skin tone, makes so much sense. Why spend your time not knowing which colours to avoid, why waste money on products, jewellery, clothing etc that don’t work for you? We all try to look our best, most of the time.. colour analysis shows you clearly which colours to go for when you need to wear items to impress – every day… no more saving the best colours for special occasions we can look good in what we wear everyday and knowing which colours to avoid is a very important part of that. The first step to looking and more importantly feeling great in everything you wear is with colour analysis.”
We like the sound of this, Pantone a leader in colours, has released their colour of the year, which is, Greenery. We wanted to hear what a colour analyst thought of the colour, Kristine says: “Greenery the chosen 2017 shade from the Pantone Colour Institute is a warm shade, in colour analysis we look at warm and cool shades these are then further analysed into bright and blended tones. Greenery is a warm, bright colour so it really only works very well for one season within the colour wheel and that is Spring. As Greenery was released at the start of 2017 it was really poignant, greenery reflects the spring season from nature and to me personally it signals ‘eco’ as a focus on the environment, keeping concerns for nature at the forefront of our minds not just in how we choose to dress ourselves but also what we put in our homes.”
Crazy, interesting stuff for lads who may not have thought twice about branching out to this colour before, now this is the important question. We want to know at Majestic Man, how men can wear this colour, she says: “For a man to work greenery it can be carried out in various different ways, as it’s a vibrant, pop of colour it could be a token splash in your accessories such as in the form of a pair of sunglasses, scarf, tie or cufflinks or you could go further and incorporate it into your garments – a stripe on a shirt, piping on a t-shirt, or a t-shirt in the entire colour. However, if you don’t have a warm skin tone using the colour in any great volume is going to wash you out so I would suggest you keep it to a small percentage and far away from your face. The other key colours that are trending in 2017 are various warm greys introduced by large paint manufacturers, a warm grey in conjunction with a splash of greenery is very complimentary and can demonstrate that you’re giving attention to the latest trends. People who are show that they are dressing up-to-date give off the subliminal messages that they’re thinking is up-to-date, not a bad first impression to give!”
After hunting through the various different high street brands for subtle different tones of this green, I think I’m actually seeing the light.
Five is always a good, wholesome number so here is the top five green products you need in your wardrobe, trust me on this.
- Topman Jacket.
- Urban Outfitters Farah t-Shirt.
- French Connection Chinos.
- Urban Outfitters Kanken Backpack.
- ENDclothing Saint Laurent Trainers.