What better way to start the new year than with a refreshing hue? Symbolic of new beginnings, Greenery, Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year, offers the perfect palette to rejuvenate and revitalize your space.
Every year since 2000, the Pantone color experts at the Pantone Color Institute have selected a color that reflects the current cultural and socio-economic climate around the globe, to serve as an expression of a mood or attitude. To determine which hue will stand out as the defining color each year, the Pantone Color Experts conduct a trend analysis across many areas of design as well as examine socio-economic trends and shifts across the globe.
“Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the hope we collectively yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment.” -Leatrice Eisman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.
The political landscape is just one of many factors Pantone looks at during the Color of the Year selection process, but it is a factor that feels particularly relevant.
With zesty yellow-green undertones and the lushness of the great outdoors, evocative of the first days of spring, Greenery, like its predecessors is a symbolic color selection that can be interpreted as an opportunity to almost wipe the slate clean. “Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another, and a larger purpose,” explains Eisman.
Ultimately, Greenery calls to mind the ‘re’-words: refresh, revive, restore, renew, replenish, regenerate, rejuvenate, reinvigorate, re-oxygenate. From an interior design and home décor perspective, Greenery offers the perfect palette to re-energize your space.
Here are some ways to incorporate the zesty hue into your home:
1. Greenery as a Backdrop
Pantone describes Greenery as nature’s neutral, illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors. The green outdoors can be used as an organic and natural backdrop for open spaces or interiors with floor-to-ceiling windows.
2. Bring the Outdoors in
Add Greenery through living walls, terrariums, planters, or botanically-themed wallpaper. Plants are a great way to add color and liven up a space (literally) plus studies have proven they have the ability to reduce stress and anxiety.
3. Color Pop
Greenery can also be incorporated through accent furniture accessories and paint, delivering a pop of color, plus the added benefit of creating the illusion of nature indoors. Get the look with our Greenery-inspired designs here!
4. Mix and Match
Greenery is a versatile “trans-seasonal” shade that lends itself to many color combinations. Pantone offers 10 different palettes to pair the color with, including neutrals, brights, deeper shades, pastels and metallics.
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