Let’s talk about color. Specifically, the Color of the Year for 2017. Each year Pantone, the international leader in color, chooses a shade that best reflects the cultural climate. In turn, their selection influences everything from design to fashion and interior décor throughout that year. During the last year, that honor goes to a color officially known as Pantone 15-0343. This bright and zesty yellow-green perfectly evokes the first days of Spring and a turn towards the environment. But you’ll probably call it by a name that’s much easier to remember: Greenery.
Greenery: The 2017 Pantone Color of the Year
Greenery is the ideal color if you like new beginnings, healthier choices and the vitality of nature. It evokes the warmer seasons, but is excellent for bringing life into your home even (or especially) during fall or winter. Best of all, it’s been called “Nature’s Neutral” because it’s a versatile tone that pairs well with almost any other accent color in your home. For easy coordination, Pantone provides color pairing ideas for all of your favorite colors including neutrals, pastels and even deeper shades.
Inspiration for incorporating Greenery into your home might start with décor and accessories, but one of the most important factors to consider when adding a new color into your home is your floor. You can think of the flooring in your house as a foundation for building your other style choices. Your different rooms might contain different types of chairs, tables, curtains and many other elements with their own color and feel. But the stage for all of those pieces is set with your choice of flooring.
Coordinate Your Floor with Colorful Accents of Greenery
Check out all the different ways Greenery can breathe life into any space no matter whether your flooring choice is a lighter shade or a darker one. We have created a Pinterest board that showcases all the fun ways people used Greenery in the past year. Like this classic Highland Hickory PERGO paired with a delightful kitchen cabinet. Both bring out the natural freshness of the other.
You don’t have to take your incorporation of Greenery to the extreme as Airbnb did with this home. The life-affirming shade works well in the smallest of doses for adding life to any room. Try it for yourself one element at a time so you can, in Pantone’s words, take a “deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate” whenever you walk into a room with Greenery. It might be the 2017’s Color of the Year, but it’s sure to be a choice you can happily live with for years to come.