Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2017 is … Greenery! Here at Shillington, our graphic design students were pumped for this announcement. We’re always on the edge of our seats to discover Pantone’s annual choice. If you’re not familiar, the Pantone Colour of the Year is “a symbolic colour selection; a colour snapshot of what Pantone sees taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude”.

Inspired by Pantone’s Colour of the Year, we asked some talented Shillington teachers to create their own design interpretations of the last decade’s selections. Above you’ll see a fresh design created just for 2017’s Greenery, created by Leyla Muratovic, Director of Shillington Australia. Scroll down to see typographic and pattern interpretations of Radiant Orchid (2014), Sand Dollar (2006), Tangerine Tango (2012) and more!

Rose Quartz and Serenity, Pantone Colours of the Year 2016

Design by Shanti Sparrow, Shillington New York teacher

Marsala, Pantone Colour of the Year 2015

Design by Jason Cooper from Shillington Sydney. This one’s designed to download as a wallpaper!

Radiant Orchid, Pantone Colour of the Year 2014

Design by Fiona Martin, Shillington London teacher

Emerald, Pantone Colour of the Year 2013

Design by Anthony Wood, Global Director of Shillington

Tangerine Tango, Pantone Colour of the Year 2012

Design by Dain Gordon, Shillington New York teacher

Honeysuckle, Pantone Colour of the Year 2011

Design by Sarah McHugh, Director of Shillington United Kingdom

Turquoise, Pantone Colour of the Year 2010

Design by Holly Karlsson, Director of Shillington New York

Mimosa, Pantone Colour of the Year 2009

Design by Adam Dudd, Shillington New York teacher

Blue Iris, Pantone Colour of the Year 2008

Design by Belen Ramos, Shillington Brisbane teacher

Chilli Pepper, Pantone Colour of the Year 2007

Design by John Palowski, Shillington Manchester teacher

Sand Dollar, Pantone Colour of the Year 2006

Design by Ed Baptist, Shillington Manchester teacher