Wave goodbye to the year of everything Rose Quartz and Serenity because Pantone just introduced the official 2017 color of the year: Greenery, a zesty yellow-green shade that captures the feeling of renewal and revitalization. More specifically, Greenery (Pantone 15-0343) signifies new beginnings, whether that be a fresh start in the New Year or just the transition between the winter and spring seasons where everything comes alive again. With people in the modern culture constantly submerged in technology, the omnipresent shade was chosen to help reconnect consumers with nature and the beauty of the world around them.
“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.”
From the runway to jewelry and home accessories, there’s no doubt that this earthy hue will be everywhere this season. But how do you incorporate the “it” shade into your home? Here are our tips for outfitting your home in greenery this year.
Green is a great color for the home because of its effects on the body. When you are having a long, stressful day, you don’t want to come home to a space that is overwhelming and loud. The color green is not only calming and stress-relieving, but it also has shown to improve reading ability and creativity! Green feels fresh and hints at the beauty of our natural surroundings.
For those of you that are looking to refresh and brighten up your space in the new year, incorporating small pops of green is a great way to introduce the color combo into your home without making any major renovations. To fit into an already existing all-white kitchen, you could try purchasing colored appliances, like this KitchenAid Standing Mixer in Green Apple, or adding a few kitchen accessories, like oven mitts, towels and utensils in a bright shade of green! To transition into the rest of your home, you could add an eye-catching patterned lounge chair in your living space, install a stylish chandelier in the entryway, or add a touch of green to the exterior of your home with a painted front door.
If you’re looking to really revamp your space, we love the idea of featuring green in your home on a bar top, bathroom or kitchen countertop! There are several options to choose from for your space, such as multi-green onyx, exotic green granite, green soapstone or recycled glass tops in green tones! Give Cutstone a call and we’ll walk you through all of the beautiful options that incorporate Pantone’s color palette!
How do you feel about Pantone’s choice for 2017’s Color of the Year?