The color of the year is out and boy do we have an exciting one! The Pantone Color of the Year 2017 is a lovely shade called Greenery. Find out how to use it!
Hello all! 2017 is off to a nice start! I hope you all think so as well, and to keep this fresh start vibe in mind, it’s time to check out the Pantone Color of the Year! For 2016, Pantone went with two colors, but this year, they’re back to a single color. This year’s shade is a stunning and bright shade of green called, of course, Greenery! Now, I bet you are all wondering “How in the heck do I decorate my home with this Greenery shade? It’s so bright! There's no way this is going to work!” Do not worry, my friends, I have found the perfect ways for you to use this vibrant shade in your home, as well as in your wardrobe (keeping with the spirit of all of our past Pantone colors posts!). So, let’s take a step into nature, and bring Greenery into our lives!
First, let’s look at the Spring 2017 Pantone color chart. You see, with a color of this brightness and vibrancy, it’s better when it’s paired with other Pantone color swatches or used as an accent. Greenery really blends in well with these other shades, don’t you agree? There are so many wonderful shades in this 10 color Pantone palette, and I love how bright, tropical, and nature-like the Pantone shades are. I mean, Pantone did say they were going back to nature with their colors, and honestly I love the idea. It turned out so well. Personally, I think Kale is a beautiful color (probably my favorite out of the whole bunch) and would love to see how these two shades of Pantone green come together in decor! Perhaps with a little Hazelnut? I totally dig it!
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Take this living room for example. You can see the pops of Greenery, and they are definitely the focal point of the space, but there are other colors to help tone down this vibrant shade. I love the dark curtains and pieces of dark furniture. They really help keep this space grounded and prevent it from being too bright. Gah. I just love this usage of Greenery. Totally something I would do. You can see some of the other Pantone color samples like Hazelnut also featured in this space, and is that another green that could be Kale like? I so called that this would make a good trio. Add in the dark tones and man this is a stellar living room! I bet you could add in some of the other Pantone color combos for an interesting pop as well. Perhaps the blues? That would be nice and cool and pretty!
I saw this and immediately loved it. I have a thing for painted front doors. My parents have their front door painted in this luxurious deep yet bright royal blue. I blame them for my love of statement doors. Since Greenery is definitely a shade to be used in small doses, painting your front door that color will totally add in the brightness of this shade without overdoing it! Also, I like that this color is symbolic of change and new beginnings, so painting the front door is perfect. It’ll seem like you are starting fresh every time you open your door. I love it! Plus, I do enjoy all of the plants outside the door. What’s the use of painting your door Greenery if you don’t have any plants nearby?
When you add in some of the other shades from the Pantone color palette, you can get an awesome space! This one is so cool. The addition of Island Paradise, Flame, and what could be Lapis Blue make this dining area very happy with a beachy vibe, without being too in your face. I really like this set-up here. This space goes to show that you can use Greenery in higher quantities, especially when you ground it with some of the other Pantone colors! I have to say, this space is super fun, tropical, and very happy!
Via Stasia Alia
On the fashion side of things, I am also of the opinion that using Greenery as more of an accent, like with nail color, or as a focal color, like in a top or printed dress, is more fitting for the color. I totally like the idea of pairing it with grays, blacks, and even a camel or the Hazelnut color found in the Pantone color palette. Man that would be awesome! Of all of these, I like the coat and nails the best. I prefer to add in my pops of color that way rather than in a big chunk like a dress. Though, don’t let me discourage you if you want to wear a solid Greenery dress! It’s one of those colors that is probably too overwhelming by itself in home decor, but a solid dress could be pretty darn chic and fun!
Via The Gloss
I mean, check out this edgy Greenery dress! This girl it totally rockin’ it, vibrant color and all, and you can too! Like I said, it can totally be done, but it’s all going to depend on how you feel about the color, and if you are one of those people who likes to wear bold colors. If it gives you that fresh start vibe and makes you want to go out and conquer the world, you rock that Pantone color and don’t let anyone stop you! And also send pictures my way. I would love to see how you pull off this shade! On a side note, can we talk about her hair? Man I love that color! I think it adds to the edgy look she has going on with this dress, and I’m digging it!
And that’s all for today, folks! Greenery is a pretty spectacular color of the year, don’t you think? What’s your favorite way to use it? Are you more likely to wear it or decorate with it? Send pictures or tell me about it in the comments below, and don’t forget to share this with all your peeps! Until next time, stay creative, my friends!
**Featured image via Pantone