You're probably going to be seeing a lot of this color in 2017

The yellow-green color will likely dominate fashion and design for the year to come.
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A yellow-green hue will be everywhere next year.

The Pantone Color Institute, which calls itself the global authority on all things color, announced Thursday that "Greenery" is the 2017 color of the year.

Pantone picks a color each year that reflects people's mood or sentiment, CNN Money explains. It's also a color the institute expects to show up in fashion, products, and design throughout the upcoming year.

And this year's color is all about starting fresh, with the institute saying it "evokes the first days of spring when nature's greens revive, restore and renew."

Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a statement that Greenery will provide us with the "reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment."

The color represents the need to "rejuvenate and revitalize" after what has been a stressful and tense 2016 for many, the New York Times says. Eiseman told the paper: "This is the color of hopefulness, and our connection to nature. ... Every spring we enter a new cycle and new shoots come from the ground. It is something life affirming to look forward to."

Pantone, which advises industries from fashion and design to packaging, has been picking a color of the year since 1999. It doesn't sell anything to consumers or license the color to companies, but Greenery is expected to be a dominant color for the year to come, NBC says.

For 2016, Pantone picked Serenity and Rose Quartz – the two colors, blended represented societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the institute said.

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