Pantone Pretty

Pantone's color guide for Spring 2017 is inspired by Mother Earth and the promise of the great outdoors, evoking a feeling of renewal and transformation that's long overdue. Here are some tips for introducing these nature-loved shades into your beauty routine.

Island Vibrancy

If the tropics could be described with a handful of shades, pink yarrow, flame, and primrose yellow could easily fit the bill.  Yarrow’s bold fuchsia color flatters virtually any skin tone. Flame delivers with a fiery red-orange, infusing the palette with youthful energy.  Primrose is a sunshine yellow full of warmth and vitality. 

Pink Yarrow - Products: Stila Aqua Glow, Urban Decay Woodstock, Dior Nail Glow Enhancer, Charlotte Tilbury Velvet-Underground -  Models: Sophia Bush Patrick (CREDIT: Patrick Ta), Yara Shahidi  (CREDIT: tashareikobrown)

Flame - Products: Sally Hansen Red-iance, Giorgio Armani Sheer Lipstic, nars_persia0 (CREDIT: Temptailia), Milani Flame, MAC Devil Blush - Models: Lazara Storm (CREDIT: Keira Rowland), Roberta Pecoraro (CREDIT: Aniamilczarczyk)


Primrose Yellow - Products: Inglot AMC Pure Pigment Eye Shadow 29, Lip Tar OCC Traffic, NYX Vivid Liner Halo, EOS Active Protection Lemon Twist - Model: 1 and 2: (CREDIT: Kasia Skoczylas), Jennifer Lopez  (CREDIT: Tom Bachik)

Earthy Renewal

Greenery, Pantone's color of the year, is a vivid yellow-green reminiscent of a spring garden. Its bright hue is complemented perfectly by hazelnut, a warm brownish-nude, and kale, a lush, leafy-green. In contrast pale dogwood is a soft, understated pink that's pure and glowy. Together they bring in an air of rooted earthiness and rejuvenation.

Hazelnut - Products: Too Faced Natural Eyes, Clinique Heaping Hazelnut, Essie Brooch the Subject  - Model: Naomi Harris (CREDIT: AllTheWomen), Nudestix Mac (CREDIT: Keira Rowland)

Greenery - Products:  Sugarpill Acidberry, Butter London Greenery-Main,  VDL Cosmetics Pantone 2017, Beauty Blender Micro Mini - Model: Bella Hadid  (CREDIT: kevintachman)

Pale Dogwood - Products: Dior Lhero, Chanel Illusion Dombre, Scrumptious Colourpop, Wet n Wild Megaglo - Model: Rita Ora  (CREDIT: Cesar4Styles)

Kale - Products: Lipstick Queen By Poppy, Dirty Martini by makeupgeek - Model: wearing pantone kale (CREDIT: The Luxury Spot), green nails (CREDIT enamelle) 

Ocean’s Calling

Spring’s palette would be incomplete without a range of beach-lingering blues. Lapis is a saturated, ocean blue. Niagara perfectly satisfies the craving for a classic, reliable shade of denim. It's versatile without being fussy. Island paradise is a playful blue-green, easily seen dancing off the ocean surface and its incoming waves.

Island Paradise - Products: Foreo Luna, Ciate Ferris Wheel, Benefit Blue My Mind, MAC Instant Icon - Models: light blue inner corner (CREDIT: College Fashionista), Alicia Torello (CREDIT: aliciatnails)

Niagara  - Products: OPI Rich Girls and Poor Boys, Givenchy Eyeshadow Quad - Model: Oscar De la Renta Sonny Vandevelde (CREDIT:

Lapis Blue - Products: Julep Ange, Illamasqua Sadist, Givenchy Blue Top Coat, Urban Decay Vice - Models: Givenchy Blue Mascara (CREDIT: Givenchy), Alicia Torello negative space mani (CREDIT: aliciatnails)

PR maven, beauty editor and naturalista Kimberly Smith is a busy mom with an ULTA addiction, who cherishes family time, music on vinyl, and mascara.