7 Ways to Incorporate Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year in Your Home

Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color, just announced their 2017 color of the year. 

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It’s called Greenery. Pantone says this zesty color “signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate." It’s a hue that is meant to “evoke the first days of spring when nature's greens revive, restore and renew.”  Looking for some inspiration on how to add Greenery to your home decor? Check out these spaces that may make you green with envy.

Pantone Color of the Year 2017

Pantone Color of the Year 2017

Photo by: Pantone Color Institute

Pantone Color Institute

1. Through Nature


Palm Frond

Bringing nature indoors doesn't have to be complicated (or expensive). A simple palm frond in a vase is a clever way to bring foliage inside without the expense of flowers.

The easiest, most inexpensive way to add the color Greenery to your home is simply with greenery. For a dramatic effect that requires little effort, go to the florist and get a single frond and place it in a simple vessel.  

2. With Linens

DIY Upholstered Headboard in Green and White Master Bedroom

DIY Upholstered Headboard in Green and White Master Bedroom

When couples combine furniture, sometimes major pieces, like a bed, need to be freshened up. Atlantan Amanda Macy Hall, who blogs about home decor and DIY projects, transformed a queen cherry sleigh bed that belonged to her husband, Josh, with upholstery. She used a cheap drop cloth and a roll of brass decorative nails. “I love the look of the drop-cloth, a beautiful natural color with subtle texture, and the nailheads bring the added style that helps to tie it to the rest of our room.”

Photo by: Christopher Oquendo

Christopher Oquendo

If you’re not ready to commit to painting your walls in Greenery, start with window treatments and pillows. Here, the energetic burst of color provides artistic style to the neutral gray and white space. 

3. It's Good Feng Shui

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen with Gray Island and Green Bar Stools

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen with Gray Island and Green Bar Stools

Instead of going overboard on a bright island color that you may question later, a vibrant trio of bar stools can give you the shot of color you desire. These stools were less than $40 each at a home decor store. New River Building Co. in metro Atlanta used just one bank of cabinets for the island, providing a deep space for seating.

©Austin Lineberry, New River Building Co.

Austin Lineberry, New River Building Co.

Green is a good color for kitchens. According to some feng shui experts, green promotes digestion. If you want just a touch of Greenery, add it via useful items like utenstils, canisters, oven mitts and dish towels.

4. In the Youngsters' Space

Kid's Room WIth Green Wall Stripe, White Bunk Beds and Clear Shelving

Green and White Boy's Bedroom With Bunk Beds

Bunk beds maximize space in this fun boy's room. A green stripe of chalkboard paint allows children to be creative without fear of ruining the walls. Pops of red and blue tie the space together to create a playful, colorful space fit for any young child's growing imagination.

Greenery is a nice choice for gender-neutral kids’ rooms or playrooms. Here, a green stripe of chalkboard paint allows the kids to be creative without fear of ruining the walls. 

5. Enchance an All-White Space

Contemporary Kitchen With Orange Pendant Light

Contemporary Kitchen With Green Back Splash

This contemporary kitchen features white cabinets, stainless steel appliances and green back splash. An orange pendant light hangs above the sink and adds a pop of color.

Photo by: 22 pages photography

22 pages photography

A bold backsplash can make a plain white kitchen soar with personality. Greenery can add the perfect pop of color, especially when it’s done in a cool retro pattern like this one. 

6. Living Room Sidekick

Living Room With Green Armchair

Transitional Living Room With Green Armchair

To mix and match patterns, choose a few colors to anchor the look, then go wild. Here, blue, green and purple are the base for zebra prints, checks and stripes.

Photo by: Dan Piassick

Dan Piassick

A neutral sofa paired with a bold side chair can result in a high-end designer look. If buying a new chair is not in your budget, consider painting your old one. 

Inspiring Living Space

Kidtastic Space with Complementary Colors

Area rugs ground a sitting space and are another opportunity to add pattern under a simple green couch overflowing with inviting pillows.

Photo by: House of Jade Interiors

House of Jade Interiors

7. Make it the Focal Point

Crushed velvet sofas add a heavy dose of sophistication, but a crushed velvet sofa in Greenery adds a funky hipness to the equation.

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