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Friday, December 9, 2016

2017 Colour of the Year: Greenery

So it was just announced  by Pantone that the Colour of the Year for 2017 is Greenery. 

Pantone describes this shade as "greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate."

 Pantone's 2017 Spring Colors are kale, hazelnut, lapis blue, niagara, primrose yellow, greenery, flame, island paradise, pink yarrow, and pale dogwood.

This colour definitely makes us think of spring and really brings us in tune with nature.

We knew that 2017 trends would definitely have a real connection with nature with the resurgence of wood and wood grain and a real draw towards warmer and natural textures this colour fits right in with that scene.

 This colour is on the bolder side with a lot of energy but you can bring it into your space with ease....

1. Shades of Green - when it comes to decorating with the colour of the year (any year) make that colour fit into your style so that might means finding a shade that is less saturated and one that is softer (or the opposite) and then bringing that into your space.  Don't worry so much about taking the trend literally.

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 Photo from HGTV

2. Quantity - at first, be sure to add a small amount just to test the waters and keep it simple with accessories like decor pieces, florals, pillows - things that aren't big budget breakers but will give the room a fresh look.  if you like what you see you can always add more but small changes can give you big results!

White and Green Interiors. Green Interior Ideas. White bookcase with green decor. #GreenInteriors #GreenInteriorIdeas. Evars and Anderson Interior Design.:
 Photo from Home Bunch

3.  Mix it in with your current scheme - you might think that this colour isn't overly versatile but that's not true! It really works well with so many other colours - it pairs beautifully with neutrals like grey, navy, white, chocolate brown and more plus it plays well with other colourful options like yellow, pink, cobalt blue....

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4. Add life to any room - the wonderful part about this colour is that it is true to mother nature and it gives every single space a fresh new burst of life! Try adding a floral arrangement, a bowl of apples (or even limes) or a plant in any room and you won't believe what a change it makes.

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5. Play with pattern - adding a splash of the trendy colour into a mix of different patterns will really give your space a designer look and feel.  we love this combination of the softer greenery colour paired with white and this denim and navy blue.

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6. Works with any style - some colours don't translate well with certain styles of decor but greenery really works with any style.  If you love a Country look it works with florals and gingham, like a more traditional style? Try adding some greenery in a toile print or in some botanical art.  If you are more modern and streamlined - greenery is a great splash in art or pillows even a great accent chair.  If your style is more vintage or retro - the possibilities are endless!

In the airy breakfast nook of a Toronto home designed by Anne Hepfer, a whimsical Oly Studio pendant light hangs above a Van Rossum dining table. Hepfer chose apple-green chairs to help brighten the space and bring the outdoors in. |
Photo from Architectural Digest

7. Make it interesting and a little unexpected - this might not for everyone but if you are someone who really likes this colour (or any colour) and you aren't afraid to show it - use it where one might not expect to see it!  Areas like lighting - a colourful pendant in a kitchen can make a big and bold statement. Furniture pieces like a sofa or bar stools.  Wall paper accent walls in a front entry. Paint a piece of furniture that needs a bit of a makeover.

lime green industrial barn light, pantone greenery, spring green, apple green, lime green, bright green:
Photo from concepts & Colorways

You can absolutely 'take a risk' with greenery and bring it into your space.  Even just the smallest addition of this beautiful colour will do wonders for your space!

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