INTRODUCING GREENERY - 2017 Pantone Color of the Year

March 13, 2017

 New year, new color. Nothing is more fascinating that navigating the world of color theory and how the choices we make can affect our lives. From Pantone: 




This is normally left up to the professionals at places like Pantone that are able to navigate the nuances of the human relationship with color and environments. With this choice, I do have to say that I found their color choice rather stimulating, yet claiming to. To interpret what Pantone has to say about "Greenery" is to understand what a strange and somewhat difficult time that we are living. 


I definitely feel an attraction to this lovely tone, as I have always had an affinity for different shades of what could be referred to as chartreuse in the most simplistic manner. Bold colors like this tend to be best used in moderation, but offer a bold statement to any interior. I tend to choose a tone like "Greenery" as an accent, but when employed to paint say, an entire room, it can become a powerful statement to any interior design theory. 



There are endless ways to use a color like "Greenery", with a similar town shown here for the cabinetry in this kitchen featured in Traditional Home. I really do enjoy this application shown here, but it could be perhaps a little too much for certain individuals, as you would have to be very dedicated to featuring this color in your home. 



Here is a wonderful way to employ this color in your interior design plan. Shown above is a dining room in Miami where the designer has to chosen to feature a shade similar to "Greenery" for the upholstery of the dining room chairs and window treatments. With a palette of opposing neutrals (blacks, greys, cream and whites) this color is the perfect punctuation to a design plan that might otherwise be rather neutral.



I very much adore what the designer here has done with this room. Here, what is employed is the combination of two accent colors that are opposite, yet quite complementary. Fuschia is a wonderful tone to go with this shade of "Greenery" and using a bold pattern that features both of these colors adds a depth that might not have the same affect if it was a singular shade of either. The upholstery on this settee is a trick that I have used often to gain a very idiosyncratic effect: choose complimentary fabrics in textures to upholstery different parts of a piece of furniture to customize your look. 



Seen here is a fabulous pattern from textiles manufacturer Osborne & Little. When trying to employ "Greenery" in a very simple, yet beautiful way is to go with a pattern like this for your walls of upholstery. The white balances out this shade of chartreuse that makes it less than overwhelming. Employ a pattern like this for a powder room or bathroom; this will make a quite the statement in a smaller room and give a little surprise for your visitors. 


While "Greenery" may be the choice for Pantone Color of the Year 2017, using any of the ways it was shown here with a different color of your choice would be a great way to incorporate a bold color of your choice in your interior design plan. With the "Greenery", I am going to have to figure out what I am going to do next with this beautiful shade!


Until next time, 






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