Why Pantone’s Colour of the Year Is More Than Just a Shade of Green

Pantone color of the year

(Image via Pantone.com)

The past 12 months have been a slog, depressing on so many levels, from the political to the personal and extending to the world at large. Minus the personal bright spot that was my wedding in April, I’m as ready as anyone else to put 2016 to bed, into which I would also like to crawl with a good book as the next 19 days pass by.

But the dawn of a new year promises a clean slate, a chance at renewal, rebirth, resetting; an opportunity to take stock and review as opposed to rehashing the same bad vibes. It’s fitting then that Pantone’s colour of the year for 2017 is Greenery, a hint at the environment, at “going green” and a hopeful symbol of moving forward with a fresh perspective.

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The 8 Best TV Shows of 2016

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Pamela Adlon in Better Things (via FXnowcanada.ca)

Clarity right out of the gates: this list is in no way exhaustive, in case the single digit didn’t tip you off, and will include shows that may not have premiered this year but had a great 2016 in terms of storyline, character development or just a really well-executed few episodes that made it a contender amongst this year’s crop of excellent small-screen work.

Feel free to debate/defend in the comments!

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“I Really Put It All Out There”: Lily Collins on Her Film and Book

The 27-year-old actress stars as the ingenue in Warren Beatty’s throwback romance-drama Rules Don’t Apply and proves she is anything but

[Find out why Rules Don’t Apply to the unpretentious Hollywood starlet on FLARE.com]

15 Canadian Art & Fashion Talents on the Verge

Here at home we’re #blessed with some seriously talented designers, models, writers and photographers who have helped put Canadian style—in all its vastly different iterations—on the world stage. We chatted with 15 fresh-faced CAFA nominees about what’s next for Canadian art and fashion.

[Head to FLARE.com for the the full story now]