Decorating with GREENERY – pantone color of the year 2017

Color trends come and go but I for one couldn’t be happier about the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year selection – Greenery. I am constantly inspired by nature, and what is happening outside the windows, when I am decorating an interior space. Seasonal Living is my constant message across my brand and green has been a must have in every space for years so I am thrilled to be able share a few of my favorite ways to decorate with Greenery for your home + gatherings.

“A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.

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.

Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront – it is an omnipresent hue around the world.

A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.”


Food trends such as Match Tea, Avocado Toast and Seaweed bring Pantone’s Greenery to our tables and restaurants. Image from Pantone Color story board on Pinterest.

Blur the line of the outdoor world and the indoor world at beginning at your doorway. Bold Greenery paint welcomes you in as the focal point on your homes entranceway doors. Image from The Old House, Behr’s Fresh Apple paint.

Pantone’s Greenery is a bold color, use it wisely and sparingly in an office or home study by painting the back of a bookcase in its vibrant hue and adding well placed accents on the shelves. Image found on project credit to one of my favorite designers Tobi Fairley.

One of my favorite ways to bring color and seasonal accents into a space is through the use of throw pillows. No matter if your style is modern, tropical or traditional there is a pillow for you. Consider purchasing pillow covers versus full pillow when possible to reduce storage space needs. The pillow collection above is available at Williams-Sonoma Home.

I spotted this bowl of bright green apples on a hotel pool deck during a recent weekend in Atlanta. An easy example of how to easily bring a pop of Pantone’s color of the year into your kitchen or living area without the commitment or investment of painting.

Collections are always a fun way to interest to a space and tell a story of either shape or color. For Displaying all your green glassware in a dining room hutch or bar cart can be a design element as well as a conversation starter. This gorgeous wood detailed sideboard filled with green milk glass from Traditional Home  showcases the homeowners collection and adds a touch of color to an otherwise neutral space.

Don’t let your bedroom be the last room to decorate, after all it is one of the spaces you spend the most private time. Bring Pantone’s Greenery into your master bedroom with green accented Ginger Jar inspired bedding and green banded shams.


Take a clue from commercial spaces also including Pantone’s color of the year 2017. Bright green velvet dining chairs are dramatic against the black and gold design found in Song Qi, Monaco.

Color trends move from fashion, to home, to the table. Luckily creating a green inspired tablescape is easy when you look to nature for inspiration as well as accents! For a Spring tablescape incorporating Greenery include fresh spring wheat grass down the center. During the Fall, collect Osage Orange {those big green bumpy balls on the side of the road in many parts of the US}, place them in a galvanized tray, tuck in a few drying fall leaves, accented with green napkins and you have a gorgeous Fall Harvest table inspired by Pantone’s color of the year!


And of course the 2017 color of the year is easiest to find in nature! Fill your space with a variety of green flowers such as Bells of Ireland, Kermit Mums, bright Green Trick Dianthus, Green Spider Mums and fresh green Hydrangeas.  Mix them together in one arrangement or place them separately in their own clear vases down the center of a table for an even more dramatic impact.

Now it is your turn! Where will you use the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year, Greenery in your space?

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