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16 Things I've Learned in 2016 & A 2016 Round Up!

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I know the general public's consensus is that 2016 was an awful year. We had a humiliating election in America and lost many talented artists both on the radio and the screen. I, on the other hand, had the craziest and most impressive year of my life. (Not to be a brag or anything) I've devised this lovely 2016 Round Up for the sole purpose of my audience, (you!), getting to know me a little better. Personal posts are a rare occurrence on Illusions of Elegance due to my unique blogging style (I prefer to talk about things that matter more to the entire world than things that just involve me). But, I'm always up for trying new things, and in the very least, it's beneficial for me to reflect on things that have happened in my life. 
16 Things I learned during 2016

It's Not Easy Being Green: Pantone Names 'Greenery' Color of 2017

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Pantone recently named "Greenery" the color of 2017. If you aren't familiar with the hype surrounding Pantone's Color of the Year, I've got you covered.      Pantone, a house hold name for interior designers, is a company that, in the simplest of terms, creates colors. Pantone is most famous for their Pantone Color Matching System. The Pantone Color Matching System provides an array of colors for designers that stays the same through the planning process until the final product. Usually views of the true shade of a color can be skewed by the lighting it's being viewed in or a number of other factors. Pantone does a great job making sure that every time you see a color it's really that color. Confused yet? Me too. The color matching system also provides a systematic way of naming hues of different colors, including fluorescent colors and metallics, for easier reference. Some countries even use Pantone to refer to the exact color on their flags!     Pantone&…