It's true that it's not easy to go green, but Pantone is trying to turn things around in 2017. The self-proclaimed "global color authority" has revealed its next color of the year: Greenery. It's a vibrant hue compared to last year's winners, Rose Quartz and Serenity.
"Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature's greens revive, restore and renew," according to Pantone's official website. While the company suggests to incorporate the color to fashion and décor, it's best to see it in nature itself. From bamboo forests in Japan to waterfalls in Iceland, CN Traveler presents 12 places inspired by Pantone's color of the year.
The Palouse, Washington and Idaho. The Palouse is the most serene and pastoral of the seven wonders of Washington State. It is located in a region in south eastern Washington known for its gently rolling hills covered with wheat fields. The hills were formed over tens of thousands of years from wind-blown dust and silt.
Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. It is a pleasant, touristy district in the western outskirts of Kyoto. The area has been a popular destination for its natural setting. It is particularly famous during the cherry blossom and fall color seasons. Arashiyama also has walking paths that cut through the bamboo groves, which is highly attractive when there is a light wind and the tall bamboo stalks sway gently back and forth.
Isle of Skye, Scotland. It is a great destination for wildlife watching with the White Tailed Sea Eagle at the top of bird watchers lists. Skye is also a world class destination for walkers and climbers, and a truly magical place.
Mù Cang Chải, Vietnam. Every year, into grain season, tourists and photographers reflock to mountain areas in Northern Vietname, where owns ravishing rice terraces. Aside from the majestic and beautiful terraces, you can also learn the unique and rustic life of the H'mong, a warm-hearted ethnic group.
Seljalandsfoss, Iceland. It is the only known waterfall of its kind in Iceland, where it is possible to walk behind it. The waterfall is very picturesque and a breathtakingly beautiful place.
Tunnel of Love, Klevan, Ukraine. The gorgeous long, leafy tunnel looks like a green dream or a scene from a film, but it can actually be found deep in the forests of Ukraine. Measuring 1.8 miles long, the unusual rail route in Easter Europe is also famous for being a spot for lovers' promises.
Machu Picchu, Peru. The semicircular Temple of the Sun, constructed around a large boulder, offers commanding views of the Sacred Valley below. The site's buildings, walls, terraces, and ramps reclaim the steep mountainous terrain and make the city blend naturally into the rock on which it is located.
Palawan, Philippines. Palawan is famous for its clear aquamarine water, limestone cliffs, and lagoons. CN Traveler also said that it is home to nature reserves on both land and sea, with dolphins just offshore, marine gardens of giant claim, sea turtles nesting on white sand beaches, 600 species of butterflies, and lush palm forest.