Maya Artists of the Yucatan Hand-crafted Mayan hammocks
The Maya preferred to sleep and rest in hammocks. They considered the hammock to be like the loving embrace of a mother.
About Color Trends
Color is such an important part of how we express ourselves. It has the power to transform our homes, define our wardrobes, and even influence our moods. And we're all constantly on the lookout for the next big thing when it comes to living colorfully.
Every year, designers and tastemakers await the announcement of the "Color of the Year" from Pantone, the global authority on color. Pantone's color of the year is no arbitrary decision -- it's a result of careful deliberation over which hue best matches current world issues and feelings. Pantone also surveys the styles shown at New York Fashion Week and beyond to discover the season's most important color trends, revealing a palette to complement the year's dominant hue.
For 2017's color of the year Pantone chose Greenery. This shade lends itself to many color combinations. Greenery is paired with neutrals, brights, deeper shades, pastels, metallics and even the enduring presence of PANTONE Color of the Year 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity.
These neutral tones are universally appealing and translate easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors. Designers and tastemakers are already looking forward to pairing Greenery with the rest of the hues in Pantone's 2017 color report: Lapis Blue, Island Paradise, Niagara, kale, Primrose Yellow, Flame, Pale Dogwood, Pink Yarrow, and Hazelnut.
With such a dynamic and expressive group of colors on the menu, the possibilities for styling your home or wardrobe are endless. Enjoy exploring -- we're sure you'll have your most stylish year yet!