April 17, 2019

Color Trends: Decorating With Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year-Part 1

Elizabeth Miller

Pantone has been inspiring design professionals for over 50 years and since 2000, the world-renowned color authority has announced their pick for “Color of the Year”. The chosen colors go on to influence home interior decorating, graphic arts and advertising, fashion and even architectural and industrial design.

Incorporating the color of the year into your home's decor can help keep it on-trend, while also giving it a fresh look. In this series, we'll take a look at this year's chosen color and how you can make it work for your personal style.

The color of the year is described as a symbolic color selection: a color snapshot of what Pantone sees taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and attitude. This year’s color is described as one of nature’s neutrals, a peaceful- life affirming shade of green known as Greenery.

2017 Pantone color of the year greenery

Source: Pantone Facebook

Whether you’re looking to refresh your décor or try something new, the color of the year seems like a good place to start. It’s important to note that this color might be a little much for some, and that a home entirely covered in Greenery might be overwhelming. So start small. Just a touch of this vibrant green will add life to an otherwise boring room.Try a cozy throw on a couch or some accent pillows.  Small touches of Greenery in the kitchen on plates and napkins will add a hint of spring to your décor.

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You can also give new life to your room by painting an accent wall, or incorporating green into an area rug or art work.

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And if you like the idea of green, but this shade isn’t your favorite, try using different shades. Don’t be afraid to experiment until you find the hue you love! 

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