Home decor experts agree — the Pantone Color of the Year is always spot on. Pantone, famous for its diverse spectrum of vibrant colors that form the foundation of design, selects its Color of the Year as a reflection of our culture’s trends and interests. Given the growing emphasis on green space in even the most urban environments, it’s no surprise that Greenery is 2017’s Color of the Year.
Pantone describes Greenery as “nature’s neutral,” a color that’s fresh, clean and reminiscent of those first fragrant days of spring. A subtle green with a just a hint of yellow, Greenery is a gorgeous way to bring what is a “constant on the periphery” front and center. And, of course, there are plenty of ways to incorporate the Color of the Year into your home’s decor this year.
If you’re ready to leave 2016 in the dust and welcome 2017 with open arms (and a few changes to your home), Greenery is versatile enough to fit into any room’s theme. Though it’s an obvious choice for the porch, patio or garden area, Greenery is a year-round color that stands the test of the seasons. Bring those patio chairs or terra cotta pots back to life with a fresh coat of Greenery, which pairs perfectly with, well, real greenery! Once you have a few bursts of this color established, add some texture and life to your space with strategically placed planters.
Greenery’s neutrality is perfect for statement pieces such as a living room accent chair or even a set of dining chairs. Regardless of whether your interior color theme is mostly naturals, such as wood, taupe or eggshell, or jewel tones such as teal, lapis, mustard or emerald, Greenery offers a calming, natural element that thrives in any palette. Not ready to take the furniture plunge? Pick a Greenery-toned accent piece like a decorative pillow or chenille throw, or go the DIY route and paint some picture frames with this gorgeous green for a bright pop of color.
If you’re up for a bit of a project and your front porch is in need of a makeover, consider painting your front door! If you’ve perused Pinterest lately, you’ve probably seen the brightly colored front door trend, which is easy to pull off on your own with just a few supplies from your local hardware store. Greenery is a beautiful choice for a front door and complements any elevation or facade. Once complete, add a few more planters of real greenery, brightly colored florals and some soft textures such as outdoor pillows.
Welcome, 2017, and happy decorating!