As we’re settling into 2017, Pantone has bestowed upon us its color for the year. It’s an eye-catching color that the Pantone team described as a calming, fresh, revitalizing shade – greenery. And if you’re looking for a shade to refresh your home décor, look no further.
So how was this color given the honor out of the limitless number of hues to choose from? Pantone is the provider of professional color standards for the design industry and as the global color authority, they conduct a trend analysis across various fields of design, including industrial design, home furnishings and fashion.
They also look at trends that best describe the current mood of society. For example, Pantone’s color of the year for 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity, expressed the need for harmony in a chaotic world. This year, however, they chose a color that is symbolic of new beginnings.
According to the color gurus at Pantone, greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that is illustrative of the lushness of the great outdoors and flourishing foliage. It evokes the thought of the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive. It signals people to take a deep breath, reinvigorate and recharge. Even though winter is in the air, spring is on Pantone’s mind.
Ways to Revitalize Your Home with This Vibrant Color
You might want to incorporate greenery into your home interior because not only will it help you stay on trend, it will also help you create a space that is both refreshing and revitalizing. If you are planning to work on some home improvement projects this year, here are a few ways you can use this color.
- Paint - This is one of the easiest ways to incorporate greenery into your home. Add pops of this color by painting an accent wall, the door or ceiling. This adds vibrancy to the room, keeping it from looking cold or sterile.
- Furniture – If you know that you want this color to be a part of your home for a while, look for a piece or two of furniture to facilitate a calming mood. Greenery works well with other colors that speak to nature and the environment, so it also pairs well with earth tones.
- Accessories – This is a low-commitment way to participate in this color trend. A simple accessory in this energizing color – like a lamp, rug or throw pillow – works well when paired with hardwood or bamboo floorings. It lends an outdoorsy quality to interior spaces, giving the room a nice, organic vibe.
By keeping up with Pantone’s color of the year, you can also keep your home looking modern and trendy yet customized and personalized to your style. Try including greenery in your décor to revitalize your home with a refreshed look and feel.
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