Breathe new life into your home décor this spring with Greenery, the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year.
Each year, the Pantone Color Institute selects a shade that symbolizes the mood and attitude of the global culture. This year’s color, a zesty yellow-green, reflects a growing appreciation for the natural world.
Greenery (Pantone 15-0343) is considered to be nature’s neutral, and using this refreshing shade is a great way to invigorate and revitalize your home décor.
Using Paint to Incorporate 2017’s Pantone Color into Your Home Décor
Painting is one of the easiest ways to give your space a fresh, new look.
Pantone’s Greenery is well-suited for a wall color in the kitchen, powder room, playroom or home office. Because this tone has an energizing quality, painting an entire room may feel overwhelming. Instead, use this color on an accent wall or paired with white chair rail and wainscot.
Because Greenery’s base tone is so neutral, you can pair it equally well with a gray- or taupe-based trim color. If you prefer to trim with white, avoid those shades that have a blue color base.
Bring a unique pop of color to your home – inside and out – by painting both sides of your front entry door with Greenery.
Add Home Décor Accessories that Celebrate Greenery
Use Greenery as the basis for our favorite interior design update strategy – new decorative accessories and home décor accents. Because this breezy, vibrant color feels fresh and current without being too trendy, you can embrace it as a part of your home’s color palette for years to come.
A bright area rug, enamel table lamps or new toss pillows can add a pop of color to the den or bedroom. Or, to bring this color trend into your kitchen or breakfast nook, pair Greenery-hued placemats with cream napkins. Fill a pewter-toned bowl with fresh Granny Smith apples to complete the look.
Add more subtle accents of Pantone’s 2017 shade by incorporating plants and flowers – live or silk – into your interior design. Mix pale green hydrangeas or roses with lavender for a fresh, lively color combination.
Choose Furniture Using the Pantone Color of the Year for 2017
If you embrace color in your interior furnishings, this is your year to shine. Greenery is well-suited for use in furnishings of all types, from tiny accent tables to plush, overstuffed chaises.
In the dining room, add leather nailhead chairs in Greenery to a black, white and gray room. Finish the look with a statement crystal chandelier over the table and plenty of mirrors. In the living room, family or great room, adding a single club chair in Greenery brings new life to a neutral interior palette.
Repurpose wood chairs or metal accent tables by giving them a coat of paint in Greenery. (Hint: Behr’s “New Shoot” paint color is a great match.) Finish with multiple layers of glossy clear coat or, for a more modern feel, use matte clear coat to finish the piece.
Greenery is a beautiful, life-affirming shade that you can use freely throughout your interior design. If you would like more professional designer tips for incorporating this and other colors into your living spaces, Guild Hall Fine Furnishings can help. Give us a call or visit our Salt Lake City, Utah, showroom today for personalized tips on updating your home décor.