Pantone Colour of the Year 2017 – Greenery



How do you feel about Greenery – Pantone colour of the year 2017?


Greenery is such a fresh, bright, and happy colour!


Done the right way and added as a pop of colour it can do wonders for your space.



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In colour psychology, green means balance. And we need a lot of it for the coming year especially after such a surprising and crazy 2016.


Here’s a bit more about the colour Green via Colour effects:


Positive: Harmony, balance, refreshment, universal love, rest, restoration, reassurance, environmental awareness, equilibrium, peace.
Negative: Boredom, stagnation, blandness, enervation.


Green strikes the eye in such a way as to require no adjustment whatever and is, therefore, restful. Being in the centre of the spectrum, it is the colour of balance – a more important concept than many people realise. When the world about us contains plenty of green, this indicates the presence of water, and little danger of famine, so we are reassured by green, on a primitive level. Negatively, it can indicate stagnation and, incorrectly used, will be perceived as being too bland.


How to use Greenery in your home

Here are some examples on how you can use Greenery in your home:


Image via Architectural Digest. Interior Design by Steven Gambrel. Photo by EricPiasecki

Loving the bright pop of colour in an otherwise traditional home office.  The green pop of colour gives the space a more modern twist.



Image source: Lonny

It’s great in a kid’s room especially as a wallpaper.


cozypoporange-15-10-01Interior design by Ann Lowengart

Create a fun and vibrant room by lacquering your walls and built-ins in Greenery.



Image via BHG

Use it as drapes for your windows and to hide your home office



Image via Indulge

Use it on pillows combined with dark blue.



Image via Ramsayprints

Use greenery for the matte of your artwork to make it pop instead of the standard black or white matte.


Colour combination for Greenery

Not sure what colour to combine greenery with here are some colour combos:


Greenery with black and off white


Greenery with Navy blue and Yellow


Greenery with Dark brown and Orange


Greenery with Off White and Navy Blue


Greenery with grey and aubergine  (or deep amethyst Shadow – Benjamin Moore’s colour of the year 2017)


Greenery with grey and hot pink


Greenery with Black and Grey


Greenery with Navy Blue and Orange



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Happy Decorating!



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