Where to see Pantone’s 2017 Colour of the Year IRL

The Pantone Powers that Be have spent the last 12 months (we assume), carefully examining their colour swatches to determine 2017 Colour of the Year. And it’s glorious.



Sure, you could treat yo’ walls a colour update, or you could just go spend that dosh on a plane ticket to soak up the beauty of nature’s neutral. Here’s where to go.

Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, Indonesia


As soon as you land on Bali, swap the city bustle for the serenity that only comes with lazy explorations of the famed rice terraces.

The Cotswolds, England

Rolling hills, cute AF villages, classic castles – you get the gist.


Everywhere, Western Norway


One for Scandinavia, because it is literally one of the most awesome areas of the world. Norway’s fjord landscape is jaw-droppingly good. Also, mountain goats.



Salalah, Oman

Greenery comes but once a year in this southern Sultanate, as monsoon rains turn this usually rocky landscape into an oasis of top picnic spots.

Hunter Valley, NSW Australia


Breathtaking countryside just two hours from Sydney and one of ‘Straya’s top-notch wine regions? Pass the pinot noir, dahling.

The Panternal, Brazil

Yes *technically* the Paternal is a wetland system, but it’s vast, verdant and straight-up impressive. Plus, far less dangerous to trek than the Amazon.


Dambulla, Matale District, Sri Lanka

Two words: Heritance Kandalama.