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Pantone sounds like it might be the name of a top-secret government contractor in charge of figuring out life on Mars, but it's actually just a company that created a standardized color matching program. God forbid we all can't agree on what "mauve" actually looks like.

Anyway, each December Panton chooses the Color of the Year, which we are supposed to wear and worship for the next 12 months. The 2016 colors of the year were Rose Quartz and Serentity, and I feel like we can all agree that those shades don't accurately sum up how we felt in 2016.

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On Thursday, Pantone officially released the color for 2017: "Greenery." Here are some things that could mean:

  • There is money in our future
  • We should enjoy some dank herb as the world is slowly engulfed in flames
  • All these climate deniers that are being elected into Trump's cabinet will somehow magically realize that global warming is a pressing issue before all the trees are dead

People chimed in on Twitter to react to this meaningless ritual of color announcements. Here are the best gems for your enjoyment, and yes, several of them involve the world being on fire:

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