Since 2000, Pantone has named a color that is reflective of the upcoming year’s national climate, fashion and design trends. Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery, is representative of the nation’s shift toward sustainability and an increased affinity toward nature.
A refreshing yellow-green shade, Greenery inspires a much-needed sense of calm and rejuvenation in a busy household. Introducing elements of nature into any room is increasingly important, as humans become further separated from nature in the industrial world.
Hints of soothing, natural greens evoke a visual escape from the monotony and serve as a reminder to take a breath, to live sustainably and to enjoy the world around us.
Try any or all of these tips to incorporate Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year into your home. Don’t stress if you can’t find the exact shade; earthy green tones are all welcome this year.
Paint Your Front Door
Your front door is the focal point of your home’s curb appeal. Refresh your home’s entrance with a fresh coat of green paint for an invigorating DIY weekend project. Your neighbors will be green with envy.
Incorporate Natural Greenery With House Plants
Bring Greenery and a little more oxygen into your home in the most natural way with living plants. Whether you build a DIY trellis wall like the one pictured below from Vintage Revivals or simply place a lively fern or potted ivy on the table, the pop of green is sure to boost your spirits.
Update Your Kitchen With Green Appliances
The colorful contemporary style of ‘60s and ‘70s appliances is making a comeback! Ditch the stark stainless steel and charm up your kitchen with green kitchen appliances. If a vintage green refrigerator is a bit too bold for your taste, you can start small with a green apple Kitchenaid mixer or palm tree-inspired Dutch oven cookware from Williams-Sonoma.
Wallpaper an Accent Wall With Green Patterns
Wallpaper is back in style! Used primarily for accent walls, wallpaper adds textures and patterns to liven up spaces like bathrooms, bedrooms and entryways. Featured below, Gesa Hansen, owner of family-inspired furniture line called The Hansen Family, incorporates Greenery into the bedroom of her Parisian apartment with a lovely, leafy wallpaper from Arte-International.
With the emphasis on eco-friendly design, recycled and repurposed finds are everywhere. There are a lot of natural wood tones in furniture. Greenery is a great way to spruce up these neutrals by painting an accent wall behind a headboard made from a palette or old door in a bedroom.
Lisa McMillen | Cica Lisa Designs
Hang Green Drapes That Pop
Easily interchangeable, curtains make a bold statement while also drawing your eye from floor to ceiling, adding height to your space. The green tones of the window treatments featured below bring the outside in. Try dressing up your windows with a similar style from World Market.
Furnish Your Home in Greenery
Incorporate Pantone’s Greenery into an otherwise neutral space with a brightly colored couch or chair. Just imagine the refreshing feeling after a little afternoon nap on a dreamy, green sofa. The Adeline Storage Sleeper Sofa from Urban Outfitters not only offers an elegant flair to your living area, but also much-needed storage.
Accent Your Space With Green Accessories
Decorate a neutral sofa with a green throw blanket or plush pillows, or add a pop of color to an end table with a green vase. Try the leafy print pillow from Rug & Home for a natural, earthy look. An area rug with an intriguing, geometric design will also spruce up an otherwise bleak space.
If you want to add just a few pops of green around your room, the best bet is to do so through accessories. Luckily there are a ton of green accessories to choose from. Rugs can help tie the room together while tabletop accessories like vases are a more visible accent. Even things like wall clocks can help you bring some Greenery into your life.
Meghan Adamo | France & Son
Retile Your Bathroom or Kitchen
The bathroom is a perfect place to add an invigorating color like Pantone’s Greenery. Installing tile can be one of the trickier DIY projects to accomplish, but the stylish results are totally worth the effort.
If you are daring, you can update surfaces in your bathroom or kitchen during a renovation and incorporate glass tiles in the shower walls and kitchen back splashes against a white or neutral background.
Alice Chiu | Miss Alice Designs
Paint an Accent Wall
Perhaps the most clear and straight-forward way to incorporate Pantone’s Greenery into your home, painting an accent wall is a sure-fire way to transform your space. A pop of green adds eye-catching contrast to animate spaces like kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms.
Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year
Incorporating Pantone’s Color of the Year into your home in 2017 will revitalize your living area and refresh your spirits. If you’re taking on a larger project in 2017, keep in mind renting a dumpster helps you tackle cleanup faster so that you can kick back and relax in your green abode. Happy New Year!
What projects are you taking on in 2017? Let us know in the comments below!